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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813764/incidental-finding-of-giant-left-ventricular-aneurysm-case-report-and-literature-review
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Muhammad Omar, Shenjing Li, Amornpol Anuwatworn
Left ventricular aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms are complications of myocardial infarction. With advances in percutaneous coronary intervention, development of thrombolytic agents, and early initiation of treatment with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors to decrease afterload and inhibit left ventricular remodeling, these complications have become much less common. Here, we report an incidental finding of a giant aneurysm of the left ventricle with associated thrombus and mural calcifications in an elderly male patient who presented to his primary care physician for abdominal pain and denied any prior coronary artery disease...
June 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808519/rectus-sheath-hematoma-associated-with-apixaban
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Kulothungan Gunasekaran, Amanda R McFee Winans, Swetha Murthi, Mudassar Raees Ahmad, Scott Kaatz
Apixaban is an oral anticoagulant that directly inhibits Factor Xa and is indicated for the prophylaxis and treatment of deep venous thrombosis and stroke prevention in non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Rectus sheath hematoma is a rare, life-threatening complication of anticoagulant treatment. We describe a case of an elderly patient on apixaban for the treatment of deep venous thrombosis who developed severe abdominal pain during hospitalization. Computed tomography of the abdomen revealed left rectus sheath hematoma...
June 7, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791424/-to-stent-or-not-to-stent-immediate-emergency-surgery-with-laparoscopic-radical-colectomy-with-cme-and-primary-anastomosis-is-feasible-for-obstructing-left-colon-carcinoma
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Salomone Di Saverio, Arianna Birindelli, Edoardo Segalini, Matteo Novello, Anna Larocca, Francesco Ferrara, Gian Andrea Binda, Marco Bassi
Great debate exists in the initial acute management of large bowel obstruction from obstructing left colon carcinoma. While endoscopic stenting is well established as the first approach in the setting of palliative care of patients with advanced metastatic disease as well as a bridge to elective surgery in elderly patients who have an increased risk of postoperative mortality (age >70 years and/or ASA status ≥3), controversies exist regarding oncological safety and long-term outcomes of endoscopic colonic stenting in younger patients and ESGE Guidelines do not recommend SEMS placement in patients <70 and fit for curative surgery...
August 8, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790240/-successful-treatment-of-acute-empyema-due-to-rupture-of-pyogenic-liver-abscess
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Isamu Watanabe, Naoki Kanauchi, Hikaru Watanabe, Akira Hamada
Cases of rescue after rupture of pyogenic liver abscess into the thorax are rare. Here, we report 2 cases of rescue in patients with acute empyema due to rupture of a suppurative abscess into the thorax. Case 1:A 61-year-old male had high fever of 39 °C and right abdominal pain. Thoracic computed tomography(CT) showed encapsulated pleural effusion in the right thorax and ring-like enhancement in the right liver. The diagnosis was acute empyema caused by rupture of liver abscess. The pathogenic bacteria were Streptococcus group...
August 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758036/successful-endoscopic-treatment-of-bouveret-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-choledochoduodenal-fistula-complicating-duodenal-ulcer
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Syed Hasan, Zubair Khan, Umar Darr, Toseef Javaid, Nauman Siddiqui, Jamal Saleh, Abdallah Kobeissy, Ali Nawras
INTRODUCTION: Cholecystoduodenal fistulas represent the most common type of bilioenteric fistulas while choledochoduodenal fistulas account for only 1-25% of cases. Bilioenteric fistula cases are associated with cholelithiasis and are rarely associated with duodenal peptic ulcers. Here we present the first case of Bouveret syndrome secondary to choledochoduodenal fistula complicating peptic duodenal ulcer managed successfully via endoscopic mechanical lithotripsy. CASE: 86-year-old male with a medical history significant for coronary artery disease and stage 3 colorectal cancer status after resection and chemoradiation presented with intractable sharp abdominal pain worse postprandially for one week in duration, associated with early satiety, anorexia, and 5 lbs weight loss in one week...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756376/obturator-hernia-a-rare-cause-of-bowel-obstruction
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Cã Tia Carreira Rito, Josà Travassos, Joana Patrà Cio, Ana Luisa Duarte
An obturator hernia is a rare condition and an unusual cause of intestinal obstruction. With a challenging diagnosis, it has one of the highest mortality rates of all abdominal wall hernias. The authors present a case of an elderly woman with bowel obstruction secondary to an incarcerated obturator hernia. An 80-year-old woman presented at the emergency room with complaints for the last 2 days of nausea, vomiting, constipation and lower right abdominal pain that radiated down to the right medial thigh. Abdominal tenderness to deep palpation of the right iliac fossa and mildly distention were noted...
July 28, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750144/therapy-of-ulcus-cruris-of-venous-and-mixed-venous-arterial-origin-with-autologous-adult-native-progenitor-cells-from-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-a-prospective-clinical-pilot-study
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A Konstantinow, A Arnold, K Djabali, W Kempf, J Gutermuth, T Fischer, T Biedermann
BACKGROUND: The stromal vascular fraction (SVF) of adipose tissue consists of cellular subpopulations with distinct regenerative potential. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the regenerative capacities of autologous SVF cells in the treatment of chronic leg ulcers of venous (VLU) and arterial-venous (AVLU) origin. METHODS: Multimorbid ulcer patients received a singular topical treatment with 9-15x10(6) SVF cells, separated from abdominal lipoaspirates by digestion with collagenase and dispase and applied immediately after isolation...
July 27, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740743/an-obstructing-small-bowel-phytobezoar-in-an-elderly-female-nigerian-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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O S Balogun, A O Osinowo, M O Afolayan, A A Adesanya
Small bowel obstruction secondary to phytobezoars is an unusual presentation in surgery. We present a case of an elderly female patient with an insidious onset of abdominal pain, abdominal distension, and bilious vomiting diagnosed radiologically to be small bowel obstruction. Exploratory laparotomy revealed a trapped mass of vegetable matter in the distal ileum. She had enterotomy with primary closure for removal of obstructing ileal phytobezoars. Her postoperative recovery was uneventful.
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712759/elderly-lady-with-upper-abdominal-pain-and-60-pounds-weight-loss
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Dalbir S Sandhu, Andrew M Bellizzi, Rami El Abiad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 13, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712642/a-rare-case-of-febrile-abdominal-pain-revealing-horton-s-disease
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Arnaud Chaudet, Jean-Michel Goujon, Aiham Daniel Ghazali
BACKGROUND: Horton's disease is a systemic inflammatory vasculitis, usually found in persons over 50years old. It affects medium and large-sized arteries stemming from the external carotid, especially the superficial temporal arteries. It can affect extracranial large vessels but only rarely the aorta. Diagnosis of aortitis is difficult and its incidence is probably underestimated. CASE PRESENTATION: A 68-year-old Caucasian woman consulted in an emergency department for febrile abdominal pain with inflammatory syndrome...
July 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700149/-acute-urinary-retention-a-mechanical-or-functional-emergency
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Giacomo Verzotti, Vanessa Fenner, Gregory Wirth, Christophe E Iselin
Acute urinary retention is one of the most frequent urologic emergencies. It occurs mostly in elderly males that suffer from prostate enlargement. Very rare in women, it is essentially caused by vaginal prolapse and neurologic disease. Patients with acute urinary retention suffer from lower abdominal pain and cannot void. Medical history is the cornerstone of diagnosis. Rarely palpable on abdominal examination, an overfilled bladder may be revealed by dullness on supra-pubic percussion. Acute urinary retention may lead to a decrease in kidney function, and on the long term to detrusor hypocontractility...
November 30, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658792/serous-microcystic-adenoma-of-pancreas-a-case-series-from-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-southern-india
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K Rajasree Varma, Saji Francis, P P Sathi, C Saikiran Reddy
Serous microcystic adenoma is a rare exocrine tumour of the cystic neoplasm of pancreas seen predominantly in the elderly population. The first patient was a 56-year-old diabetic woman with abdominal pain, constipation and loss of weight since two months. The second patient was a 73-year-old female with complaints of abdominal pain and back pain since one year. The third patient was a 72-year-old diabetic man with complaints of burning sensation in the right lumbar region since two months. Clinical and laboratory examinations were normal...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640080/immature-enteric-ganglion-cells-were-observed-in-a-13-year-old-colon-signet-ring-cell-carcinoma-patient-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Huili Li, Kun Huang, Hui Wang, Lin Wang, Ming Yang, Lixia Wang, Rong Lin, Hongli Liu, Jinbo Gao, Xiaoming Shuai, Xinghua Liu, Kaixiong Tao, Guobin Wang, Zheng Wang
RATIONALE: All the enteric ganglion cells are fully mature by 2 to 5 years of age in human. No one had reported the presentation of immature enteric ganglion cells in elder ones. Colorectal carcinoma is also rare in the adolescent population. The coincidence of these 2 rare events in a 13-year-old boy has never been reported elsewhere, which may suggest some linkage between them. PATIENT CONCERN: A 13-year-old boy presented with progressive abdominal pain and melena for 3 months...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626382/a-symptomatic-coffee-bean-acute-sigmoid-volvulus
#14
Michael Scharl, Luc Biedermann
An acute sigmoid volvulus is due to the torsion of the sigmoid colon around its mesenteric axis. It mainly occurs in elderly patients and represents an abdominal emergency requiring urgent treatment. A 53-year-old male patient with severe craniocerebral injury and traumatic subarachnoidal bleeding 3 weeks prior presented on the ward with distended abdomen without abdominal pain, muscular defense, or resistances. He featured large volume diarrhea within the last few hours without signs of bleeding. A plain abdominal X-ray demonstrated a coffee bean sign indicating a sigmoid volvulus...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588799/determining-the-optimum-way-to-maintain-quality-of-life-for-very-elderly-patients-with-advanced-bladder-cancer-and-poor-performance-status-a-case-report
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Kenjiro Suzuki, Fuminari Hanashima, Suguru Shirotake, Kiichiro Kodaira, Koshiro Nishimoto, Takao Takahashi, Hideki Onishi, Masafumi Oyama
Locally advanced bladder cancer causes unpleasant symptoms such as irritative voiding symptoms, lower abdominal pain, gross hematuria and urinary retention, and lowers the quality of life. Treatment decisions in elderly patients may be difficult, as elderly patients are physically and psychologically different from younger patients. An 89-year-old male was referred to hospital for the treatment of an invasive bladder tumor with right hydronephrosis from tumor obstruction. The patient was elderly and did not have a good performance status; therefore curative radical cystectomy or chemotherapy was not indicated...
June 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545700/elderly-woman-with-diffuse-abdominal-pain
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Hung-Yuan Su, Yun-Hsiang Hung, Hao-Ming Li, Chih-Wei Hsu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528536/efficacy-of-ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-and-rectus-sheath-block-with-ropivacaine-and-dexmedetomidine-in-elderly-high-risk-patients-undergoing-emergency-abdominal-surgery
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Lili Xu, Zhiyong Hu, Jianjun Shen, Patrick M McQuillan
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) and rectus sheath (RS) blocks with ropivacaine and dexmedetomidine in elderly, high-risk patients undergoing emergency abdominal surgery. METHODS: Sixty elderly patients undergoing emergency abdominal surgery receiving both bilateral ultrasound-guided TAP and RS blocks were randomly divided into two groups: R+D (10 ml of 0.25% ropivacaine+0...
May 19, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523327/complicated-diverticulitis-in-a-de-novo-kidney-transplanted-patient
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Liliana Ana TuŢă, Mădălina Boşoteanu, Eugen Dumitru, Mariana Deacu
Diverticular disease is frequent amongst the elderly and immunosuppressed patients. It mainly presents as sigmoid diverticulitis, but severe complications, like bleedings, infections and colon perforation may occur, frequently due to immunosuppressive therapy. Moreover, antibiotherapy and hemostatics may not efficiently control evolution in such cases. Early diagnose and adequate treatment of colonic diverticulosis complicated with lower gastrointestinal bleeding and diverticulitis in immunocompromised patients...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522361/clostridium-perfringens-a-bacterial-pathogen-gaining-recognition-in-necrotizing-pancreatitis
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Rakhi Biswas, Deepika K, Sujatha Sistla, Sarath Chandra Sistla, Anandhi Amaranathan
We report an interesting case of necrotizing pancreatitis due to Clostridium perfringens in an elderly man who came to the hospital with complaints of severe abdominal pain. The infection further worsened with the dissemination to other internal organs. The patient did not show any improvement despite intensive care and treatment. This emphasizies the fact that early diagnosis and appropriate treatment would reduce the morbidity associated with necrotizing pancreatitis.
May 15, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502075/vacuum-assisted-wound-closure-and-mesh-mediated-fascial-traction-for-open-abdomen-therapy-a-systematic-review
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Stefan Acosta, Martin Björck, Ulf Petersson
BACKGROUND: The aim of this paper was to review the literature on vacuum-assisted wound closure and mesh-mediated fascial traction (VAWCM) in open abdomen therapy. It was designed as systematic review of observational studies. METHODS: A Pub Med, EMBASE and Cochrane search from 2007/01-2016/07 was performed combining the Medical Subject Headings "vacuum", "mesh-mediated fascial traction", "temporary abdominal closure", "delayed abdominal closure", "open abdomen", "abdominal compartment syndrome", "negative pressure wound therapy" or "vacuum assisted wound closure"...
May 14, 2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
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