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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318147/effects-of-alfapump-system-on-kidney-and-circulatory-function-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-and-refractory-ascites
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Elsa Solà, Santiago Sanchez-Cabús, Ezequiel Rodriguez, Chiara Elia, Raquel Cela, Rebeca Moreira, Elisa Pose, Jordi Sánchez-Delgado, Nuria Cañete, Manuel Morales-Ruiz, Francisco Campos, Jaume Balust, Mónica Guevara, Juan Carlos García-Valdecasas, Pere Ginès
The alfapump system has been proposed as a new treatment for the management of refractory ascites. The system removes ascites from the peritoneal cavity to urinary bladder, producing a continuous low-volume paracentesis. AIM: To investigate the effects of treatment with the alfapump system on kidney and circulatory function in patients with cirrhosis and refractory ascites. METHODS: Prospective study including 10 patients with cirrhosis and refractory ascites. Primary outcomes were changes in glomerular filtration rate (GFR), as assessed by isotopic techniques, and changes in circulatory function assessed by arterial pressure, cardiac output and activity of vasoconstrictor systems...
March 20, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299218/can-surgery-be-avoided-exclusive-antibiotic-treatment-for-pelvic-actinomycosis
#2
M P Ruiz, E M Williams, C M Markey, A M Johnson, P B Morales-Ramirez
Pelvic actinomycosis is an uncommon, slowly progressing granulomatous infection that has been associated with the presence of intrauterine devices. Due to its unspecific clinical and radiologic findings, it can mimic pelvic or intra-abdominal malignancy leading to mutilating surgery of high morbidity. Rarely, diagnosis is made preoperatively and in most cases surgical intervention is necessary. The patient in our case is a 42-year-old female with an IUD for 15 years diagnosed with pelvic actinomycosis. Patient was uniquely diagnosed preoperatively through paracentesis and treated conservatively with prolonged antibiotic therapy and without any type of surgical intervention...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293378/hepatorenal-syndrome-update-on-diagnosis-and-therapy
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EDITORIAL
Juan G Acevedo, Matthew E Cramp
Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) is a manifestation of extreme circulatory dysfunction and entails high morbidity and mortality. A new definition has been recently recommended by the International Club of Ascites, according to which HRS diagnosis relies in serum creatinine changes instead that on a fixed high value. Moreover, new data on urinary biomarkers has been recently published. In this sense, the use of urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin seems useful to identify patients with acute tubular necrosis and should be employed in the diagnostic algorithm...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283791/balloon-eustachian-tuboplasty-in-children
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A Leichtle, D Hollfelder, B Wollenberg, K-L Bruchhage
Endonasal ballon dilatation of the Eustachian tube (BET) is a promising treatment for Eustachian tube dysfunction with encouraging results over the last years in adults. In addition, in children, single studies demonstrated promising results, but revealed the necessity for broader and additional studies. Our retrospective analysis presents outcomes with BET in children with chronic obstructive dysfunction of the Eustachian tube, showing resistance to the conventional therapy after adenotomy with paracentesis or grommets (ventilation tubes)...
March 10, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279089/advanced-nurse-practitioner-led-abdominal-therapeutic-paracentesis
#5
Neal Aplin
Liver disease is a common cause of death in England and Wales, and ascites is associated with a 50% mortality rate. Most patients who present with ascites have underlying liver cirrhosis, and often require therapeutic paracentesis for symptomatic relief. This article describes a competency framework that was developed to enable advanced nurse practitioners to perform therapeutic paracentesis in an ambulatory care unit.
March 10, 2017: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246589/difficult-endoscopic-diagnosis-of-a-pancreatic-plasmacytoma-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Nicolas Williet, Radwan Kassir, Muriel Cuilleron, Olivier Dumas, Leslie Rinaldi, Karine Augeul-Meunier, Michèle Cottier, Xavier Roblin, Jean-Marc Phelip
A 71-year-old man, with history of plasmacytoma in relapse since one year, was hospitalized for a initial presentation of acute pancreatitis and hepatitis. Although there was a heterogeneous infiltration around the pancreas head, the diagnosis of an extramedullary localization of his plasmacytoma was not made until later. This delayed diagnosis was due to the lack of specific radiologic features and the lack of dilatation of biliary ducts at the admission. A diagnosis was made with a simple ultrasound guided paracentesis of the low abundance ascites after a transjugular hepatic biopsy, an endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration of the pancreatic mass, and a failed attempt of biliary drainage through endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography...
February 10, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245446/retinal-nerve-fiber-loss-in-anti-vegf-therapy-for-age-related-macular-degeneration-can-be-decreased-by-anterior-chamber-paracentesis
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Philip Enders, Vasilena Sitnilska, Lebriz Altay, Friederike Schaub, Philipp S Muether, Sascha Fauser
PURPOSE: To analyze peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFLT) change after long-term intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy. Patients with regular anterior chamber paracentesis (ACP) prior to intravitreal injections (IVIs) were compared to those without ACP. METHODS: Neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) was treated in a pro re nata regimen with a minimum of 9 IVIs. RNFLT change was determined in spectral domain optical coherence tomography...
March 1, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231036/aqueous-humor-penetration-and-biological-activity-of-moxifloxacin-0-5-ophthalmic-solution-alone-or-with-dexamethasone-0-1
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Rachel L R Gomes, Rodrigo Galvão Viana, Luiz Alberto S Melo, Alessandro Carvalho Cruz, Eunice Mayumi Suenaga, Kenneth R Kenyon, Mauro Campos
PURPOSE: To compare aqueous humor concentrations of topically applied moxifloxacin 0.5% ophthalmic solution alone or in combination with dexamethasone 0.1% and to correlate these concentrations with the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) for common endophthalmitis-causing organisms. METHODS: Sixty-eight patients undergoing routine phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation received either moxifloxacin 0.5% alone or moxifloxacin 0.5% combined with dexamethasone...
March 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228886/transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-for-chylous-ascites-in-a-patient-with-recurrent-cirrhosis-following-liver-transplantation
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Jason T Salsamendi, Francisco J Gortes, Prasoon P Mohan, Ji Fan, Govindarajan Narayanan
Chylous ascites (CA) is the extravasation of lipid-rich lymphatic fluid into the peritoneal space following trauma or obstruction of the lymphatic system. Refractory cases of cirrhosis-related CA may be amendable to transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunting (TIPS). We present a case of TIPS in the setting of refractory CA secondary to cirrhosis of a transplanted liver graft. Following TIPS, the patient reported immediate improvement in abdominal pain and no longer requires paracentesis. Our case suggests TIPS to be a safe and effective treatment option for CA in liver transplant patients with cirrhosis...
March 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207238/real-time-monitoring-of-post-surgical-and-post-traumatic-eye-injuries-using-multilayered-electrical-biosensor-chip
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Muhammad S Khan, Santosh K Misra, Aaron S Schwartz-Duval, Enrique Daza, Fatemeh Ostadhossein, Matthew Bowman, Akshay Jain, Gina Taylor, Deana McDonagh, Leanne T Labriola, Dipanjan Pan
Lack of current techniques for the early monitoring of bleb leaks and other post-traumatic or post-surgical ocular injury has posed an unmet clinical need for the development of new techniques. Present evaluation techniques use either subjective or nonquantitative approaches. At present, there are no FDA approved ocular devices that can directly measure ascorbic acid (AA) concentration levels for both tear film (TF) and aqueous humor (AH) at point-of-care (POC) level. Toward this aim, we present a novel POC quantitative assay, called the ocular biosensor device, which can be used to evaluate the integrity of the anterior surface of the eye by measuring the concentration of AA in TF and AH...
March 3, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203285/automated-low-flow-ascites-pump-for-the-treatment-of-cirrhotic-patients-with-refractory-ascites
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REVIEW
Guido Stirnimann, Vanessa Banz, Federico Storni, Andrea De Gottardi
Cirrhotic patients with refractory ascites (RA) can be treated with repeated large volume paracentesis (LVP), with the insertion of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) or with liver transplantation. However, side effects and complications of these therapeutic options, as well as organ shortage, warrant the development of novel treatments. The automated low-flow ascites pump (alfapump(®)) is a subcutaneously-implanted novel battery-driven device that pumps ascitic fluid from the peritoneal cavity into the urinary bladder...
February 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179030/survival-in-infants-treated-with-sebelipase-alfa-for-lysosomal-acid-lipase-deficiency-an-open-label-multicenter-dose-escalation-study
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Simon A Jones, Sandra Rojas-Caro, Anthony G Quinn, Mark Friedman, Sachin Marulkar, Fatih Ezgu, Osama Zaki, J Jay Gargus, Joanne Hughes, Dominique Plantaz, Roshni Vara, Stephen Eckert, Jean-Baptiste Arnoux, Anais Brassier, Kim-Hanh Le Quan Sang, Vassili Valayannopoulos
BACKGROUND: Infants presenting with lysosomal acid lipase deficiency have marked failure to thrive, diarrhea, massive hepatosplenomegaly, anemia, rapidly progressive liver disease, and death typically in the first 6 months of life; the only available potential treatment has been hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, which is associated with high morbidity and mortality in this population. The study objective was to evaluate safety and efficacy (including survival) of enzyme replacement with sebelipase alfa in infants with lysosomal acid lipase deficiency...
February 8, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166084/unexpected-complication-of-cocaine-associated-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-vasculitis-related-to-persistent-in-hospital-cocaine-use
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Travis D Olives, Rebecca L Kornas, Russell Fujisawa, Jon B Cole
INTRODUCTION: Levamisole-adulterated cocaine has been implicated in anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) vasculitis. We present a case of spontaneous intraperitoneal hemorrhage, an unexpectedly severe complication of cocaine-related ANCA vasculitis, developing late during hospitalization. CASE REPORT: An adult male with a history of hepatitis C, distant cocaine use, and limited health care presented to a local emergency department (ED) with volume overload, renal failure, hyperkalemia and non-anion gap metabolic acidosis...
March 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139154/safety-and-efficacy-of-a-membrane-tube-type-glaucoma-shunt-device-an-animal-trial
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Dai Woo Kim, Young Hoon Hwang, Byung Heon Ahn, Eun-Kyung Lee, Chang-Sik Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a membrane-tube-type glaucoma shunt device (MT-device), which was developed to control intraocular pressure (IOP) with a lower chance of complications than conventional glaucoma surgery, in a rabbit model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The MT-device consists of an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene membrane (thickness 0.2 mm, area 2.5 × 2.5 mm(2)) and a tube (internal diameter 76 µm, external diameter 175.5 µm, length 7 mm) attached to the membrane...
January 31, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121521/transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunts-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-with-refractory-ascites-comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-by-using-8-and-10-mm-ptfe-covered-stents
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Roberto Miraglia, Luigi Maruzzelli, Fabio Tuzzolino, Ioannis Petridis, Mario D'Amico, Angelo Luca
Purpose To compare the efficacy and complications of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation performed by using a 10-mm or an 8-mm-diameter polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-covered stent in a consecutive series of patients with cirrhosis with refractory ascites (RA). Materials and Methods The institutional review board approved this retrospective study and informed consent was waived. One hundred seventy-one patients with RA (mean age, 58.7 years ± 10.3; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 57...
January 25, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118177/home-based-drainage-of-refractory-ascites-by-a-permanent-tunneled-peritoneal-catheter-can-safely-replace-large-volume-paracentesis
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Philipp Solbach, Christoph Höner Zu Siederdissen, Richard Taubert, Szilvia Ziegert, Kerstin Port, Andrea Schneider, Katja Hueper, Michael P Manns, Heiner Wedemeyer, Elmar Jaeckel
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Refractory ascites has a poor prognosis. Recurrent large-volume paracentesis is the current standard of care; however, it results in circulatory dysfunction and renal dysfunction, and hospitalization is commonly required. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt placement is not an option in a substantial number of patients because of contraindications. The placement of a tunneled peritoneal drainage catheter has been shown to be effective in patients with malignant ascites...
January 21, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109644/fluid-extravasation-in-hip-arthroscopy-a-systematic-review
#17
REVIEW
Seper Ekhtiari, Chloe E Haldane, Darren de Sa, Nicole Simunovic, Olufemi R Ayeni
PURPOSE: The purpose of this systematic review was to (1) characterize cases of fluid extravasation during hip arthroscopy and explore common factors among them and (2) describe management strategies and outcomes of this complication. METHODS: The databases MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PubMed were searched and screened in duplicate. Data regarding patient demographics, fluid management, presentation, management, and outcomes were collected. Study quality was assessed in duplicate using the Methodological Index for Non-Randomized Studies Criteria...
January 18, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100481/safety-of-anterior-chamber-paracentesis-using-a-30-gauge-needle-integrated-with-a-specially-designed-disposable-pipette
#18
Koji Kitazawa, Chie Sotozono, Noriko Koizumi, Kenji Nagata, Tsutomu Inatomi, Hiroshi Sasaki, Shigeru Kinoshita
AIMS: To investigate the safety of anterior chamber (AC) paracentesis using a 30-gauge needle integrated with a specially designed disposable pipette. METHODS: In this retrospective observational case-series study, AC paracentesis was performed on 301 eyes of 301 patients between September 2009 and August 2016 at the Department of Ophthalmology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine and the Baptist Eye Institute, Kyoto, Japan. AC paracentesis was performed with the patient placed in the supine position using a 30-gauge needle integrated with a disposable pipette with one hand, and the safety post procedure was then evaluated...
January 18, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097388/percutaneous-omental-biopsy-efficacy-and-complications
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Derek K Hill, Grant D Schmit, Michael R Moynagh, A Nicholas Kurup, John J Schmitz, Thomas D Atwell
PURPOSE: To determine the efficacy and safety of percutaneous omental biopsy. METHODS: Retrospective review was performed of all 181 percutaneous omental biopsies performed at a single institution between 9/18/2002 and 2/12/2016. Mean patient age was 67 (±14) years, and 114 (63%) patients were female. Biopsy results were compared to subsequent surgical pathology and paracentesis cytology, when available, and cases were further evaluated based on the imaging appearance of the omental abnormality...
January 17, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090224/computerized-tomography-guided-paracentesis-an-effective-alternative-to-bedside-paracentesis
#20
Vinaya Gaduputi, Hassan Tariq, Chaitanya Chandrala, Sailaja Sakam, Naeem Abbas, Sridhar Chilimuri
BACKGROUND: Ascites remains the most common cause of hospitalization among patients with decompensated cirrhosis. Paracentesis is a relatively safe procedure with low complication rates. Computerized tomography (CT)-guided therapeutic paracentesis could be a safe and effective alternative to unaided or aided (ultrasonogram-guided) bedside paracentesis. In this retrospective study, we aimed to compare the efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness of CT-guided paracentesis with bedside paracentesis...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
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