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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144770/equine-intestinal-mucosal-pathobiology
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Anthony Blikslager, Liara Gonzalez
The equine intestinal mucosa is intimately involved in maintaining homeostasis both on a systemic level by controlling extracellular fluid movement and at the local level to maintain barrier function. Horses are particularly susceptible to the clinical syndrome of colic, with the most severe cases involving strangulating obstruction that induces ischemia. Because of the mucosal vascular architecture, the mucosal epithelium is particularly susceptible to ischemic injury. The potential for reperfusion injury has been investigated and found to play a minimal role...
November 16, 2017: Annual Review of Animal Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143090/pattern-of-lower-intestinal-ostomies-in-a-low-income-country-case-of-southeast-of-niger-republic
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Harissou Adamou, Oumarou Habou, Ibrahim Amadou Magagi, Ousseini Adakal, Amadou Magagi, Maazou Halidou, Rachid Sani
BACKGROUND: Intestinal ostomies are common surgical procedures performed in visceral surgery as part of management for several gastrointestinal diseases. This study aims to report the socio-demographic characteristics, indications and prognosis of intestinal ostomies in low-income country. METHODS: This was a 4-year retrospective study (January 2013 to December 2016) at Zinder National Hospital (Niger). All patients with a digestive ostomy on an ileum or colic segment were included in the study...
November 15, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137830/efficacy-and-safety-of-tamsulosin-in-medical-expulsive-therapy-for-distal-ureteral-stones-with-renal-colic-a-multicenter-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Zhangqun Ye, Guohua Zeng, Huan Yang, Kun Tang, Xiaochun Zhang, Hong Li, Weibing Li, Zhong Wu, Lingwu Chen, Xingfa Chen, Xiankui Liu, Yaoliang Deng, Tiejun Pan, Jinchun Xing, Shusheng Wang, Yue Cheng, Xiaojian Gu, Wenxi Gao, Jianggen Yang, Yonghai Zhang, Qiwu Mi, Lin Qi, Jiongming Li, Weilie Hu, Peiyu Liang, Zhaolin Sun, Changbao Xu, Yongfu Long, Yongbin Liao, Siping Liu, Guoqing Liu, Xun Xu, Wei He, Zhiqiang Chen, Hua Xu
BACKGROUND: Recent large high-quality trials have questioned the clinical effectiveness of medical expulsive therapy using tamsulosin for ureteral stones. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of tamsulosin for distal ureteral stones compared with placebo. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: We conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 3296 patients with distal ureteral stones, across 30 centers, to evaluate the efficacy and safety of tamsulosin...
November 11, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132521/gallbladder-dysfunction-cholecystitis-choledocholithiasis-cholangitis-and-biliary-dyskinesia
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Thad Wilkins, Edward Agabin, Jason Varghese, Asif Talukder
The prevalence of gallstones is 10% to 15% in adults. Individuals with acute cholecystitis present with right upper quadrant pain, fever, and leukocytosis. Management includes supportive care and cholecystectomy. The prevalence of choledocholithiasis is 10% to 20%, and serious complications include cholangitis and gallstone pancreatitis. The goal of management in individuals with choledocholithiasis consists of clearing common bile duct stones. Acute ascending cholangitis is a life-threatening condition involving acute inflammation and infection of the common bile duct...
December 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130232/-clinical-study-of-preserving-left-colic-artery-during-laparoscopic-total-mesorectal-excision-for-the-treatment-of-rectal-cancer
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Xiaolan You, Yuanjie Wang, Zhiyi Chen, Wenqi Li, Ning Xu, Guiyuan Liu, Xiaojun Zhao, Chuanjiang Huang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility, safety, radicality and short-term outcome of preserving left colic artery (LCA) during laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (TME) for the treatment of rectal cancer. METHODS: From January 2013 to December 2016,136 patients with mid-lower rectal cancer received laparoscopic TME in the Gastrointestinal Surgery Department of Taizhou People's Hospital of Jiangsu Province. Patients with rectal tumor within 10 cm to the anal verge were enrolled into the study...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124412/evaluation-of-a-short-formation-on-the-performance-of-point-of-care-renal-ultrasound-performed-by-physicians-without-previous-ultrasound-skills-prospective-observational-study
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François Javaudin, François Mounier, Philippe Pes, Idriss Arnaudet, Frédéric Vignaud, Eric Frampas, Philippe Le Conte
BACKGROUND: Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) is recommended by emergency medicine societies for the detection of hydronephrosis. Training of certified Emergency Physicians (EP) without prior ultrasound experience remains debated. We investigate performance of a brief training session for the detection of hydronephrosis with PoCUS performed by EP without previous ultrasound experience. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective observational study of a convenience sample of patients older than 18 years with presumed renal colic, acute pyelonephritis or documented acute renal failure...
November 9, 2017: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118383/impact-of-lactobacillus-reuteri-colonization-on-gut-microbiota-inflammation-and-crying-time-in-infant-colic
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Monica L Nation, Eileen M Dunne, Shayne J Joseph, Fiona K Mensah, Valerie Sung, Catherine Satzke, Mimi L K Tang
Infant colic is a distressing condition of unknown etiology. An aberrant gastrointestinal microbiota has been associated, and Lactobacillus reuteri supplementation has been shown to reduce crying and/or fussing time ('crying time') in some infants with colic. The relationship between L. reuteri gut colonization and crying time has not been examined. We investigated the relationship between L. reuteri colonization and fecal microbiota (microbial diversity and Escherichia coli), intestinal inflammation, and crying time in infants with colic, using a subset of 65 infants from the Baby Biotics trial, which randomized healthy term infants aged <13 weeks with infant colic to receive probiotic L...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115651/computed-tomography-findings-of-primary-epiploic-appendagitis-as-an-easily-misdiagnosed-entity-case-series-and-review-of-literature
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Rabia Ergelen, Ruslan Asadov, Burcu Özdemir, Derya Tureli, Baha Tolga Demirbaş, Davut Tuney
BACKGROUND: Primer epiploic appendagitis (PEA) is an uncommon condition. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records and computed tomography (CT) findings of 45 patients with PEA. RESULTS: On the basis of physical examination and pain localization, presumptive clinical diagnosis was acute appendicitis (n=13), acute cholecystitis (n=2), acute diverticulitis (n=19), renal colic (n=7) and ovarian pathology (n=4). CONCLUSION: Although it has no characteristic clinical and laboratory features, CT is the best modality for accurate diagnosis of PEA...
November 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112788/non-strangulating-intestinal-infarctions-associated-with-strongylus-vulgaris-clinical-presentation-and-treatment-outcomes-of-30-horses-2008-2016
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T H Pihl, M K Nielsen, S N Olsen, P S Leifsson, S Jacobsen
BACKGROUND: Strongylus vulgaris is re-emerging in horses kept under surveillance-based parasite control regimens. Information on non-strangulating intestinal infarction associated with S. vulgaris is needed in order to improve recognition of the condition. OBJECTIVE: To describe the typical clinical presentation, laboratory findings, gross pathology, treatment and outcome of horses with non-strangulating intestinal infarction. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case-series...
November 7, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108655/proteinase-activated-receptor-2-distribution-and-expression-in-equine-small-intestine-tracts-following-herniation-through-the-epiploic-foramen
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Noemi Romagnoli, Augusta Zannoni, Chiara Bernardini, Thomas Gobbetti, Cristiano Bombardi, Anna Maria Rambaldi, Maria Morini, Francesco Dondi, Riccardo Rinnovati, Carlotta Lambertini, Alessandro Spadari
Proteinase-activated receptor 2 (PAR2) is a G-protein-coupled receptor for trypsin and mast cell tryptase; it is highly expressed at the intestinal level with multiple functions, such as epithelial permeability and intestinal motility. The aim of the study was to evaluate the distribution and expression of proteinase-activated receptor 2 in the small intestine during herniation through epiploic foramen. In this prospective clinical study, eight horses admitted for colic and which underwent exploratory laparotomy were considered...
October 31, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107030/cessation-of-ureteral-colic-does-not-necessarily-mean-that-a-ureteral-stone-has-been-expelled
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Natalia Hernandez, Sarah Mozafarpour, Yan Song, Brian H Eisner
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether cessation of renal colic is consistent with an expelled ureteral stone or whether imaging may be indicated even in the absence of symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was performed of patients who presented to our institution with acute renal colic and ureteral stone and subsequently were evaluated at a follow-up visit where they reported complete cessation of pain for at least 72 hours. RESULTS: Fifty-two (52) patients met inclusion criteria and reported no pain for at least 72 hours at the time of follow up visit...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101509/-forced-diuresis-for-acute-ureteric-colic
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K Wilhelm
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100175/gallbladder-associated-symptomatic-hepatic-choristoma-should-you-resect
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Salah Termos, Abdullah AlDuwaisan, Mohammad Alali, Hussein Faour, Hana AlHomoud, Ahmad Alsaleh
INTRODUCTION: Hepatic choristomas or ectopic livers are uncommon, and occur due to a failure of embryological liver development. They pose a risk of carcinogenesis, with transformation to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) being described in the literature (Arakawa et al., 1999). It is often a silent clinical finding that can occur anywhere in the body and is usually diagnosed incidentally during abdominal surgical procedures or autopsies (Eiserth et al., 1940). We present the case of a patient with a symptomatic ectopic liver that was detected preoperatively, and removed laparoscopically with the gallbladder...
October 27, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099972/factors-influencing-the-cardiovascular-response-to-subanesthetic-ketamine-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Thomas Liebe, Shijia Li, Anton Lord, Lejla Colic, Anna Linda Krause, Anil Batra, Moritz A Kretzschmar, Catherine M Sweeney-Reed, Gusalija Behnisch, Björn H Schott, Martin Walter
Background: The increasing use of ketamine as a potential rapid-onset antidepressant necessitates a better understanding of its effects on blood pressure and heart rate, well-known side effects at higher doses. For the subanesthetic dose used for depression, potential predictors of these cardiovascular effects are important factors influencing clinical decisions. Since ketamine influences the sympathetic nervous system, we investigated the impact of autonomic nervous system-related factors on the cardiovascular response: a genetic polymorphism in the norepinephrine transporter and gender effects...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098200/ureteral-obstruction-due-to-radiolucent-atazanavir-ureteral-stones
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Michael T Grant, Brian H Eisner, Seth K Bechis
Background: Protease inhibitors (PIs) are a well-documented cause of nephrolithiasis. Although medications such as indinavir are known to increase risk of stone formation, the association of newer HIV medications is not as well studied. In this study, we report a case of a patient who developed atazanavir stones. Case Presentation: A 74-year-old man with HIV on antiretroviral therapy-including atazanavir, a PI-presented with right flank pain. He previously had passed two ureteral stones that were not analyzed...
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098076/intraluminal-ileal-tumour-after-right-hemicolectomy-for-cancer-an-implantation-recurrence-or-a-new-cancer-a-case-report
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Marco Clementi, Sara Colozzi, Mario Schietroma, Federico Sista, Andrea Della Penna, Alessandro Chiominto, Stefano Guadagni
Introduction: Extra-anastomotic intraluminal recurrence of the colon cancer after curative surgery was rarely reported but intraluminal ileal relapse has not been described to date.We report a case of intraluminal ileal tumor arising after curative right hemicolectomy that could be ascribed to an implantation of exfoliated cancer cells. Case report: A 71-years old man was admitted with no metastatic stenotic adenocarcinoma of the hepatic flexure and submitted, without preoperative bowel preparation, to right hemicolectomy using a "no-touch" technique...
November 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093592/-persistent-abdominal-pain-caused-by-superior-mesenteric-artery-and-celiac-trunk-dissection-that-does-not-respond-to-conservative-treatment
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Óscar Talledo, Lourdes Torres, Horacio Valenzuela, Alejandro Calle, María A Mena, Óscar De La Peña, Diego Lizarzaburu
We report the case of a 32 year old male with recurrent colic abdominal pain due to superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and celiac trunk dissection, which resolved after placing 3 stents in SMA. The patient presented atypical clinical signs and symptoms, which made the diagnosis difficult. Clinical presentation, diagnostic methods and treatment options are discussed. We started with conservative management with pain medication, anticoagulation, antihypertensive drugs and image control, but on the seventh day, after restarting oral ingestion, he presented with abdominal angina, after which we proceeded to endovascular treatment with successful results and with an uneventfully 2 year follow up...
July 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089712/management-of-complicated-choledochal-cyst-in-an-adult-with-situs-inversus-totalis-diagnostic-difficulties-and-technical-notes
#18
Ajeet Pratap Maurya, Saket Kumar, Vishal Gupta, Abhijit Chandra
Situs inversus totalis is the mirror image of situs solitus, the normal position of abdominal and thoracic viscera. Many associated intraabdominal anomalies have been described with this condition. However, association of choledochal cyst with situs inversus has never been reported. Diagnosis and surgical procedures for abdominal pathology in patients with situs inversus totalis are technically more complicated and pose unique challenges because of left-right transposition of the visceral organs. The choledochal cyst is usually diagnosed in the neonatal period or during childhood...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089663/unusual-presentation-of-cyathostomiasis-in-an-adult-thoroughbred-mare
#19
Emily Zakrajsek
A recently purchased 16-year-old Thoroughbred mare with a history of recurrent colic and low body weight, also had lameness in 3 limbs, pain at the sacro-iliac joint, and increased corneal opacity of the right eye. Response to supportive therapy was poor and euthanasia was elected. A postmortem examination and histopathology confirmed cyathostomiasis within the large colon and cecum and chronic anterior uveitis of the right eye.
November 2017: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081456/lead-poisoning-caused-by-traditional-chinese-medicine-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Guangmin Tang, Xiang Tu, Ping Feng
Traditional Chinese herbal medicine is widely used for primary health care worldwide as it mostly consists of herbs or herbal extracts known to be safe. However, owing to the intentional or unintentional addition to herbs of lead-containing bases or pastes, lead poisoning from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) remains a serious issue. We report here a case of lead poisoning caused by long-term use of homemade TCM. A 66-year-old man was admitted for periumbilical pain and constipation. A detailed medication history revealed that the patient had been using homemade TCM for the past 8 months...
October 2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
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