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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674606/hirschsprung-s-disease-related-giant-sigmoid-volvulus-complicated-by-refractory-hypertension-in-an-elderly-man
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Shaohan Wu, Xiaofang Sun, Yawei Yu, Yiyu Shen
BACKGROUND Sigmoid volvulus (SV) is a life-threatening condition occasionally seen in adults. Adult Hirschsprung's disease (HD)-related SV is rarely complicated by difficult-to-control hypertension. In this report we present the case of an elderly man with a rare constellation of HD, SV, and refractory hypertension. CASE REPORT An 82-year-old man had long-term constipation, moderate abdominal pain, and progressive abdominal distension. A CT scan revealed the typical "coffee bean sign". Blood pressure was abnormal high...
April 20, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662656/stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-palliative-management-of-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-in-elderly-and-medically-inoperable-patients
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John F Ryan, Lauren M Rosati, Vincent P Groot, Dung T Le, Lei Zheng, Daniel A Laheru, Eun J Shin, Juan Jackson, Joseph Moore, Amol K Narang, Joseph M Herman
Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) represents a promising treatment option for patients with localized pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) who cannot tolerate surgical therapy. We retrospectively reviewed the records of patients with localized PDAC treated with SBRT at our institution between 2010 and 2016 to identify patients deemed medically inoperable due to poor performance status, advanced age, and/or comorbid conditions. Overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS), and local progression-free survival (LPFS) were estimated using Kaplan-Meier curves...
March 27, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622900/unsuspected-small-bowel-crohn-s-disease-in-elderly-patients-diagnosed-by-video-capsule-endoscopy
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Che-Yung Chao, Carl Frederic Duchatellier, Ernest G Seidman
Background: Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is increasingly performed among the elderly for obscure bleeding. Our aim was to report on the utility of VCE to uncover unsuspected Crohn's disease (CD) in elderly patients. Methods: Retrospective review of VCE performed in elderly patients (≥70 y) at a tertiary hospital (2010-2015). All underwent prior negative bidirectional endoscopies. CD diagnosis was based on consistent endoscopic findings, exclusion of other causes, and a Lewis endoscopic score (LS) > 790 (moderate-to-severe inflammation)...
2018: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590444/extremely-delayed-diagnosis-of-type-ii-hereditary-angioedema-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Jeremy Berger, Michael P Carroll, Edward Champoux, Christopher A Coop
We present a case with extremely late diagnosis of type II hereditary angioedema (HAE). Given recent advances in HAE treatment, we want to bring physician awareness to this condition and aid in earlier detection. HAE is a disorder associated with episodes of angioedema of the face, larynx, lips, abdomen, or extremities. Late diagnosis of HAE can lead to significant morbidity and is severely impairing due to recurring attacks. The diagnosis of HAE is ordinarily made during childhood and adolescence. Delayed diagnoses in early and middle adulthood have been documented in the literature...
March 26, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559793/clinicopathological-features-and-prognosis-in-elderly-gastric-cancer-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Guanghui Xu, Fan Feng, Shushang Liu, Fei Wang, Gaozan Zheng, Qiao Wang, Lei Cai, Man Guo, Xiao Lian, Hongwei Zhang
Background: Little is known about the clinicopathological features and prognosis in elderly gastric cancer (GC) patients aged 65-79 years. The aim of this study was to evaluate clinicopathological features and prognosis in elderly GC patients. Patients and methods: From May 2008 to December 2014, a total of 5,282 GC patients were enrolled in our present study. Patients were divided into elderly and middle-aged groups. The clinicopathological features and clinical outcomes were analyzed...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29540635/midline-extraperitoneal-approach-for-obturator-hernia-repair
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Yuji Otsuki, Hirofumi Konn, Keisa Takeda, Masahiko Koike
Obturator hernia (OH) is a rare condition that accounts for 0.073-1% of abdominal hernias and 0.48% of bowel obstructions. OH frequently occurs in elderly women, with an incidence that increases with age. The only treatment for OH is surgical intervention, and the approaches used vary greatly. Consequently, a well-defined consensus has not yet emerged. We assessed the efficiency and safety of the midline extraperitoneal approach for OH. Six patients with OH repaired using the midline extraperitoneal approach at KKR Sapporo Medical Center between April 2011 and January 2016 were included in the study...
March 14, 2018: Keio Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482696/a-gastric-duplication-cyst-initially-mimicking-staghorn-calculus
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Ahmad Awan, Fasil Tiruneh, Hasan Iftikhar, Gbeminyi Samuel, Ahmed Awan
Gastric duplication cyst is an uncommon anomaly typically found in the greater curvature of the stomach. It is usually diagnosed in children and quite difficult to diagnose in adult because of variable presentation. We present a 76-year woman who was admitted for abdominal pain of few weeks' duration. Her X-ray showed calcification in the region of left kidney, and she was subsequently managed with a presumptive diagnosis of staghorn calculus. Computerized Tomography (CT) scan of her abdomen disclosed calcification in the gastric wall for which an endoscopic ultrasound and biopsy was done...
March 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474746/a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence-and-analysis-of-the-consequences
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REVIEW
J-Matthias Löhr, Nikola Panic, Miroslav Vujasinovic, Caroline S Verbeke
Senior people constitute the fastest growing segment of the population. The elderly are at risk for malnutrition, thought to be caused by reduced food intake or involution of the physiological capacity of the GI tract. Age-related changes are well known in other secretory organs such as liver, kidney, and intestine. The pancreas, representing a metabolically active organ with uptake and breakdown of essential nutritional components, changes its morphology and function with age. During childhood, the volume of the pancreas increases, reaching a plateau between 20-60 years, and declines thereafter...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464468/elderly-fitz-hugh-curtis-syndrome-observed-with-superb-microvascular-imaging-system
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Tomotaka Yazaki, Shuichi Sato, Hiroshi Tobita, Kazuki Isoda, Tatsuya Miyake, Yoshikazu Kinoshita
Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome (FHCS) is defined as inflammation on the surface of the liver following sexually transmitted chlamydia infection. We successfully observed the microvascular structure of the inflamed portion between the abdominal wall and surface of the liver in an elderly patient with FHCS using a superb microvascular imaging (SMI) system, a new technology developed for observing minute vascular flow. An 80-year-old Japanese female with right dorsal to lateral abdominal pain and fever came to our hospital...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458806/elderly-woman-with-abdominal-pain
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Minju Hwang, Dhimitri A Nikolla, Frederick C Havko, Jestin N Carlson
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March 2018: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456092/indications-for-and-diagnostic-yield-of-capsule-endoscopy-in-the-elderly
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E Pérez-Cuadrado-Robles, L E Zamora-Nava, V A Jiménez-García, E Pérez-Cuadrado-Martínez
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: The growing elderly population and wide use of capsule endoscopy have led to a higher number of procedures in those patients. The aim of the present study was to assess the usefulness of capsule endoscopy in older patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All consecutive patients undergoing capsule endoscopy at our center within the time frame of 2004-2016 were classified as older (≥75 years of age) and younger. Findings and diagnostic yield were comparatively assessed...
February 15, 2018: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453728/single-site-port-robotic-assisted-hysterectomy-an-update
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REVIEW
Christos Iavazzo, Evelyn Eleni Minis, Ioannis D Gkegkes
Single-incision approach in robotic gynecology is a relatively new concept. The role of single-port systems in robotic hysterectomy, their advantages and disadvantages, as well as the technical challenges, are still under investigation. A systematic review was performed by searching in PubMed and Scopus databases. In 810 out of 1225 patients, hysterectomy was performed for non-neoplastic disease. Single-Site ® was the most common port system. Duration of the procedure and relative blood loss ranged from 60 to 311 min and 7 to 750 ml, respectively...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453164/perforated-giant-meckel-diverticulitis-in-an-elderly-patient-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ryan J Malcom, Izaskun M Iglesias, Eduardo Smith-Singares
INTRODUCTION: Giant Meckel's diverticula are a relatively rare form of Meckel's, and henceforth their natural history is not clearly defined. They're currently thought of as an infrequent form of ileal dysgenesis. Noted complications include perforation, torsion and bowel obstruction. A much rarer presentation is Giant Meckel's diverticulitis. CASE: A 71 year old white female presented herself to the Emergency Department of a small urban community hospital, complaining of severe abdominal pain, nausea & vomiting...
February 10, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426650/the-ripasa-score-for-the-diagnosis-of-acute-appendicitis-a-comparison-with-the-modified-alvarado-score
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C Z Díaz-Barrientos, A Aquino-González, M Heredia-Montaño, F Navarro-Tovar, M A Pineda-Espinosa, I A Espinosa de Santillana
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Acute appendicitis is the first cause of surgical emergencies. It is still a difficult diagnosis to make, especially in young persons, the elderly, and in reproductive-age women, in whom a series of inflammatory conditions can have signs and symptoms similar to those of acute appendicitis. Different scoring systems have been created to increase diagnostic accuracy, and they are inexpensive, noninvasive, and easy to use and reproduce. The modified Alvarado score is probably the most widely used and accepted in emergency services worldwide...
February 6, 2018: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414503/ileo-ileal-fistula-with-severe-malnutrition-caused-by-strangulated-ileus-surgery-while-preserving-ischemic-ileum-a-case-report
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Satoshi Nishiwada, Shinji Nakamura, Tetsuya Tanaka, Yuki Kirihataya, Daiki Nezu, Nobuhiro Sawa, Naoki Fujita, Haruka Ikegami, Atsushi Yoshimura
INTRODUCTION: Entero-enteric fistulas are rare complications that occur in patients with inflammatory bowel disease and other intestinal diseases. In this report, we present an ileo-ileal fistula accompanied by severe malnutrition caused by strangulated ileus surgery while preserving the ischemic ileum in a very elderly patient. CASE PRESENTATION: A 90-year-old woman underwent emergency surgery without bowel resection for strangulated ileus in another hospital. Minor abdominal pain and slight fever persisted after surgery...
January 27, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410580/changes-in-thickness-of-the-transversus-abdominis-during-the-abdominal-drawing-in-manoeuvre-and-expiratory-muscle-training-in-elderly-people
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Takamune Sugimoto, Masami Yokogawa, Hiroichi Miaki, Sachiko Madokoro, Takao Nakagawa
[Purpose] It has been reported that exercises focusing upon the transversus abdominis (TrA) ameliorate low back pain (LBP). We investigated whether expiratory muscle training (EMT) can promote activity of the TrA to the same degree as the abdominal drawing-in manoeuvre (ADIM) in elderly individuals. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty-one elderly subjects (9 males, 12 females; mean age, 84.9 ± 6.6 years) without LBP symptoms were included. Using ultrasound imaging we measured changes in thickness of the lateral abdominal muscles, TrA, internal oblique muscle (IO), and external oblique muscle (EO) during ADIM and EMT...
January 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404916/a-case-of-pancreatic-av-malformation-in-an-elderly-man
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Vipin Gupta, Saurabh Kedia, Ujjwal Sonika, Kumble Seetharama Madhusudhan, Sujoy Pal, Pramod Garg
A 60-year-old man presented with recurrent abdominal pain and weight loss for 6 months. Abdominal imaging showed a large vascular lesion in the head and neck of pancreas suggestive of arteriovenous malformation (AV malformation). Endoscopic ultrasound was done which showed features of AV malformation with no evidence of pancreatic malignancy. Surgery was planned for definitive treatment of malformation. Digital subtraction angiography with angioembolization was done prior to surgery to reduce vascularity of the lesion...
February 5, 2018: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398874/intraductal-papillary-bile-duct-adenocarcinoma-and-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-in-a-case-of-neurofibromatosis-type-1
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Jung Min Lee, Jae Min Lee, Jong Jin Hyun, Hyuk Soon Choi, Eun Sun Kim, Bora Keum, Yoon Tae Jeen, Hoon Jai Chun, Hong Sik Lee, Chang Duck Kim, Dong Sik Kim, Joo Young Kim
We report our experience with a synchronous case of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) and intraductal papillary neoplasm of the bile duct (IPNB) in an elderly woman with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1). A 72-year-old woman presented with a 2-mo history of right upper abdominal pain unrelated to diet and indigestion. Fourteen years earlier, she had been diagnosed with NF-1, which manifested as café au lait spots and multiple nodules on the skin. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a multilocular low-density mass with septation, and mural nodules in the right hepatic lobe, as well as a 1...
January 28, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394640/-a-two-stage-right-hemicolectomy-case-in-which-the-first-surgery-was-laparoscopic-ileocecal-resection-based-on-preoperative-diagnosis-of-acute-appendicitis
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Satoshi Kataoka, Kei Naito, Koji Miyagawa, Yosuke Ishihara, Nobuaki Fuji
We report a case oftwo -stage right hemicolectomy in which the first surgery performed was laparoscopic ileocecal resection based on the preoperative diagnosis ofacute appendicitis. The second surgery was performed based on pathological diagnosis ofadvanced cecal cancer accompanied by appendicitis. A 49-year-old woman came to our hospital with a chief complaint of abdominal pain in the lower quadrant for 1 week. Blood test results indicated an inflammatory response, with white blood cells at 10,000/mL and C-reactive protein of1 7...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393040/perioperative-treatment-of-patients-undergoing-acute-high-risk-abdominal-surgery%C3%A2
#20
Line Toft Tengberg
Critically ill acute high-risk abdominal surgery patients represent a major challenge to health care providers, with the typical patient being elderly and frail, and with severe and multiple comorbidities. The mortality rate in this population is high, and the postoperative course is characterized by complications, prolonged hospitalisation and considerable risk of permanent disability. With an ageing population, the number of elderly patients, as well as challenges concerning treatment will arise, calling for a coordinated effort both nationally and internationally to enhance treatment in this vulnerable patient group...
February 2018: Danish Medical Journal
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