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X F Guo, R Hua, Y F Sun, Y Yang, B Ye, B Li, H Y Gu, X B Zhang, T Mao, Z G Li
Objective: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of esophageal replacement with ileocolon graft. Methods: Totally 34 cases of esophageal replacement with ileocolon graft from July 2015 to November 2017 at Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University were analyzed retrospectively, including 24 male and 10 female, aging from 7 to 72 years old. Esophageal replacement with ileocolon graft by right and/or middle colic artery as a blood supply using retrosternal route except one subcutaneous route...
April 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
Peter-Henning Clausen, Sandra Stelzer, Ard Nijhof, Jürgen Krücken, Georg von Samson-Himmelstjerna
The teaching of veterinary parasitology to the large number of students at the Freie Universität Berlin is mainly limited to conventional face-to-face lectures, supplemented by practical classes. Extensive parasite descriptions and diagnostic techniques are at the core of the practical classes, which are also intended to emphasise key biological and veterinary aspects covered in lectures. Further in-depth and specific learning is achieved within a detailed framework of elective courses, with defined learning outcomes for small groups of students, focusing on themes such as 'diagnosis and treatment of ectoparasites in companion animals' or 'zoonotic parasites'...
March 15, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
Sudheer R Vemuru, Charles M Friel, Sook C Hoang
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March 16, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Reynold A Panettieri, Millie Wang, Martin Braddock, Karin Bowen, Gene Colice
Tralokinumab, a fully human IgG4 monoclonal antibody, specifically neutralizes IL-13. The ATMOSPHERE clinical development program comprised four randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials and an open-label study that aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of tralokinumab for the treatment of severe, uncontrolled asthma. The two pivotal trials (STRATOS 1 and STRATOS 2; NCT02161757 and NCT02194699) evaluated the efficacy and safety of tralokinumab, with STRATOS 1 identifying a subgroup most likely to demonstrate enhanced response to treatment...
March 14, 2018: Immunotherapy
Ashish Singh, Abhimanyu Kapoor, Rajneesh Kumar Singh, Anand Prakash, Anu Behari, Ashok Kumar, Vinay Kumar Kapoor, Rajan Saxena
Backgrounds/Aims: A residual gallbladder (RGB) following a partial/subtotal cholecystectomy may cause symptoms that require its removal. We present our large study regarding the problem of a RGB over a 15 year period. Methods: This study involved a retrospective analysis of patients managed for symptomatic RGB from January 2000 to December 2015. Results: A RGB was observed in 93 patients, who had a median age of 45 (25-70) years, and were comprised of 69 (74...
February 2018: Annals of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
Omid Ahmadi, Amir Shirvani Dehkordi, Farhad Heydari, Mohammad Nasr Esfahani, Behzad Mahaki
Background: Renal colic is a painful medical emergency, needs urgent intervention to reduce pain. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, opioids, and entonox are pain-relieving agents. This study was aimed to compare fentanyl + entonox (nitrous oxide + O2 ) versus fentanyl + oxygen. Materials and Methods: One hundred and twenty patients with acute renal colic presenting to the emergency department were enrolled. First, 50 μg fentanyl was infused for all patients...
2018: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
Abdul Waheed, Michael Malone, Samiullah Samiullah
Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) are common among children and cause tremendous distress for patients and families. Family physicians should know how to diagnose and manage some of the more common childhood FGIDs. These include infant regurgitation, infant colic, infant dyschezia, cyclic vomiting syndrome, functional nausea and vomiting, functional diarrhea and constipation, abdominal migraine, and nonspecific functional abdominal pain. Diagnosis requires a thorough history and physical examination to rule out red flag signs and symptoms for structural or organic etiologies...
March 2018: FP Essentials
Carolyn E Vasey, Siraj Rajaratnam, Gregory O'Grady, Mike Hulme-Moir
BACKGROUND: The optimal surgical management of splenic flexure cancer is debated, partly because of an incomplete understanding of the lymphatic drainage of this region. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the normal lymphatic drainage of the human splenic flexure using laparoscopic scintigraphic mapping. DESIGN: This was a clinical trial. SETTINGS: The study was conducted at a single tertiary care center. PATIENTS: Thirty consecutive patients undergoing elective colorectal resections without splenic flexure pathology were recruited...
April 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Ionut Negoi, Mircea Beuran, Sorin Hostiuc, Ruxandra Irina Negoi, Yosuke Inoue
The surgeon dissecting the base of the mesenterium, around the superior mesenteric vein (SMV) and artery, is facing a complex tridimensional vascular anatomy and should be aware of the anatomical variants in this area. The aim of this systematic review is to propose a standardized terminology of the superior mesenteric vessels, with impact in colon and pancreatic resections. We conducted a systematic search in PubMed/MEDLINE and Google Scholar databases up to March 2017. Forty-five studies, involving a total of 6090 specimens were included in the present meta-analysis...
March 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
Constantin Ciuce, Răzvan Scurtu, Cătălin Ciuce, Raluca Apostu, Horea Bocşe, George Dindelegan
Introduction: Neoplastic invasion of the structures of the cervical region originating from a malignant tumour developed in one of the viscera of the throat may benefit from cervical exenteration. Defined as resection of the hypopharynx, cervical oesophagus, larynx and cervical trachea, exenteration has limited indications and is mandatorily accompanied by digestive tube reconstruction. The aim of this article is to highlight the indication, surgical strategy and important surgical stages illustrated by images from personal professional experience...
January 2018: Chirurgia
Tolga İnce, Hakkı Akman, Dilek Çimrin, Adem Aydın
BACKGROUND: Despite the high prevalence of infantile colic, the pathogenesis remains incompletely understood. Cortisol and melatonin hormones affect gastrointestinal system development in several ways, and interestingly, both cortisol and melatonin's circadian rhythms begin around the 3rd month in which infantile colic symptoms start to decrease. We hypothesized that infantile colic might associate with desynchronization of normal circadian rhythms of these hormones. In this study, we aimed to investigate the role of melatonin and cortisol in the pathogenesis of infantile colic...
March 5, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Nan Lan, Luca Stocchi, Jean H Ashburn, Tracy L Hull, Scott R Steele, Conor P Delaney, Bo Shen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Few studies have compared endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) with ileocolic resection (ICR) in the treatment of primary ileocolic strictures in patients with Crohn's disease (CD). METHODS: We performed a retrospective study to compare post-procedure morbidity and surgery-free survival among 258 patients with primary stricturing ileo (colic) CD (B2, L1, or L3) initially treated with primary EBD (n=117) or ICR (n=258) from 2000 through 2016. Patients with penetrating disease were excluded from the study...
March 2, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
M A Sunil, V S Sunitha, E K Radhakrishnan, M Jyothis
BACKGROUND: Acacia catechu has been widely used in Ayurveda for treating many diseases. Its heartwood extract is used in asthma, cough, bronchitis, colic, diarrhea, dysentery, boils, skin afflictions, sores and for stomatitis. The decoction of heartwood is used for drinking purpose in southern part of India especially in Kerala. OBJECTIVE: The current study was carried out to scientifically evaluate immunomodulatory effects of heartwood extracts of A. catechu in Swiss albino mice...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
Yu-Chen Fan, Fei-Long Ning, Chun-Dong Zhang, Dong-Qiu Dai
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to conduct a meta-analysis comparing the oncological, intraoperative and safety outcomes in sigmoid and rectal cancer surgery with and without preservation of the left colic artery (LCA). METHOD: We searched Medline, Embase, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), and PubMed databases for relevant articles published between 1962 and 2017. Randomized and non-randomized clinical trials were identified and included in the study...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
Thomas Peponis, Trine G Eskesen, Tomaz Mesar, Noelle Saillant, Haytham Ma Kaafarani, D Dante Yeh, Peter J Fagenholz, Marc A de Moya, David R King, George C Velmahos
BACKGROUND: Bile spillage (BS) occurs frequently during laparoscopic cholecystectomy, yet its impact on postoperative outcomes remains unknown. We hypothesized that BS increases the risk of surgical site infections (SSI) after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. STUDY DESIGN: Patients older than 18, who were admitted to an academic hospital for a laparoscopic (or laparoscopic converted to open) cholecystectomy from 05/2010 to 03/2017, were prospectively included. Open cholecystectomies were excluded...
March 1, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Chawki Jebali, Lotfi Boukadida, Wael Chabaane, Achref Haj Ali, Ali Ousgi, Riadh Boukef
INTRODUCTION: Adult renal colic is a frequent lombo-abdominal painful syndrome in emergencies. Treatment is based on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) but the choice between different NSAIDs remains a subject of controversy. Our aim was to compare the efficacy and the safety of two intramuscularly NSAIDs in renal colic. METHODS: We conducted a 32-week, randomized, double-blind, single-center study . Patients who had renal colic with a visual analogue scale (VAS) ≥ 5 were randomly assigned to receive, by intramuscularly injection, 100 mg of Ketoprofen (GK) or 75 mg of diclofenac (GD)...
April 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
Tzung-Jiun Tsai, Hoi-Hung Chan, Kwok-Hung Lai, Chih-An Shih, Sung-Shuo Kao, Wei-Chih Sun, E-Ming Wang, Wei-Lun Tsai, Kung-Hung Lin, Hsien-Chung Yu, Wen-Chi Chen, Huay-Min Wang, Feng-Woei Tsay, Huey-Shyan Lin, Jin-Shiung Cheng, Ping-I Hsu
BACKGROUND: In patients with common bile duct stones (CBDS) and intact gallbladder, further management for the gallbladder after the CBDS clearance is still controversial. The relationship between gallbladder motility and the biliary complications were seldom discussed. Our study is to predict the subsequent biliary complications by gallbladder function test using fatty meal sonography (FMS) in patients with CBDS who had been treated by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)...
February 27, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
B A Burgess, K Bauknecht, N M Slovis, P S Morley
BACKGROUND: Salmonella enterica is an important cause of healthcare-associated infections in veterinary hospitals - with outbreaks of multi-drug resistant (MDR) Salmonella among equine patients resulting in high case fatality rates and substantial financial cost. OBJECTIVES: Study objectives were to 1) investigate factors associated with shedding of MDR-Salmonella enterica; and 2) evaluate the effect shedding may have on health outcomes of previously hospitalised horses and their stablemates...
February 27, 2018: Equine Veterinary Journal
Kaouthar Beltaief, Mohamed Habib Grissa, Mohamed Amine Msolli, Nasri Bzeouich, Nizar Fredj, Adel Sakma, Hamdi Boubaker, Wahid Bouida, Riadh Boukef, Semir Nouira
Objective: The objective of this study was to compare the analgesic effect and tolerance profile of acupuncture versus intravenous (IV) titrated morphine in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with renal colic. Materials and methods: A total of 115 patients were randomized into two groups. Patients in the IV titrated-morphine group (n=61) received 0.1 mg/kg morphine every 5 minutes until pain score dropped by at least 50% of its baseline value. Patients in the acupuncture group (n=54) received an acupuncture session of 30 minutes following a prespecified protocol...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
Sachin Yallappa, Tarik Amer, Patrick Jones, Francesco Greco, Thomas Tailly, Bhaskar Somani, Nkem Umez Eronini, Omar M Aboumarzouk
Introduction Ureteric colic has a lifetime prevalence of 10% to 15% and is one of the most common emergency urological presentations. Current EAU recommends conservative management for 'small' (<6mm) ureteral stones if active removal is not indicated. It is important to understand the natural history of ureteric stone disease to help counsel patients with regards to their likelihood of stone passage and anticipated time frame with which they could be safely observed. We aimed to conduct a systematic review to better establish the natural history of stone expulsion...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Endourology
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