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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671537/chronic-pancreatitis-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Kathleen Barry
Chronic pancreatitis is an irreversible and progressive disorder of the pancreas characterized by inflammation, fibrosis, and scarring. Exocrine and endocrine functions are lost, often leading to chronic pain. The etiology is multifactorial, although alcoholism is the most significant risk factor in adults. The average age at diagnosis is 35 to 55 years. If chronic pancreatitis is suspected, contrast-enhanced computed tomography is the best imaging modality for diagnosis. Computed tomography may be inconclusive in early stages of the disease, so other modalities such as magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, or endoscopic ultrasonography with or without biopsy may be used...
March 15, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667578/back-from-the-brink-of-obscurity
#2
Donald C Vinh
A mutation in a transcription factor makes people susceptible to Tropheryma whipplei , the bacterium that causes a rare condition called Whipple's disease.
April 18, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624648/cns-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-common-hematopoietic-origin-for-lch-associated-neurodegeneration-and-mass-lesions
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Kenneth L McClain, Jennifer Picarsic, Rikhia Chakraborty, Daniel Zinn, Howard Lin, Harshal Abhyankar, Brooks Scull, Albert Shih, Karen Phaik Har Lim, Olive Eckstein, Joseph Lubega, Tricia L Peters, Walter Olea, Thomas Burke, Nabil Ahmed, M John Hicks, Brandon Tran, Jeremy Jones, Robert Dauser, Michael Jeng, Robert Baiocchi, Deborah Schiff, Stanton Goldman, Kenneth M Heym, Harry Wilson, Benjamin Carcamo, Ashish Kumar, Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, Nicholas S Whipple, Patrick Campbell, Geoffrey Murdoch, Julia Kofler, Simon Heales, Marian Malone, Randy Woltjer, Joseph F Quinn, Paul Orchard, Michael C Kruer, Ronald Jaffe, Markus G Manz, Sergio A Lira, D Williams Parsons, Miriam Merad, Tsz-Kwong Man, Carl E Allen
BACKGROUND: Central nervous system Langerhans cell histiocytosis (CNS-LCH) brain involvement may include mass lesions and/or a neurodegenerative disease (LCH-ND) of unknown etiology. The goal of this study was to define the mechanisms of pathogenesis that drive CNS-LCH. METHODS: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers including CSF proteins and extracellular BRAFV600E DNA were analyzed in CSF from patients with CNS-LCH lesions compared with patients with brain tumors and other neurodegenerative conditions...
April 6, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623746/synchronous-pancreatic-serous-cystic-neoplasm-and-duodenal-neuroendocrine-tumor-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Ann Brinch Madelung, Sönke Detlefsen
Simultaneous presence of pancreatic serous cystic neoplasms and neuroendocrine neoplasms is rare. We present a case with the incidental finding of a duodenal neuroendocrine tumor (NET) with 2 lymph node metastases in a Whipple resection specimen performed to remove a pancreatic cystic neoplasm that postoperatively turned out to represent a serous cystic neoplasm (SCN). The patient was a 75-year-old female. She presented with loss of appetite and weight. Preoperative contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan of the abdomen showed a multicystic lesion in the head of pancreas...
April 1, 2018: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589453/-multidisciplinary-approach-to-surgical-disorders-of-the-pancreas-in-children
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J Šnajdauf, M Rygl, O Petrů, B Frýbová, J Náhlovský, V Mixa, R Keil, J Bronský, M Kynčl, R Kodet
INTRODUCTION: Surgical diseases of the pancreas in children are not common and may be associated with significant morbidity and potential mortality. A multidisciplinary approach is essential for correct diagnosis, surgical strategy and postoperative as well as follow-up care. METHOD: Retrospective analysis of patients operated on due to a pathological lesion of the pancreas focused on diagnostics, operating procedures, postoperative complications, and long-term results...
2018: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579249/a-misleading-diagnosis-of-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-disguising-whipple-s-disease
#6
Francesco Peyronel, Paride Fenaroli, Giuseppe D Benigno, Alessandro A Palumbo, Eugenia M Martella, Federico Biagi, Augusto Vaglio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 20, 2018: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572616/tropheryma-whipplei-infection-whipple-disease-in-the-usa
#7
Isabel A Hujoel, David H Johnson, Benjamin Lebwohl, Daniel Leffler, Sonia Kupfer, Tsung-Teh Wu, Joseph A Murray, Alberto Rubio-Tapia
BACKGROUND: Whipple disease (WD) is an infection caused by the bacterium Tropheryma whipplei (TW). Few cases have been reported in the USA. AIMS: To report on the demographics, clinical manifestations, diagnostic findings, treatment, and outcomes of TW infection. METHODS: Cases of TW infection diagnosed from 1995 to 2010 were identified in three US referral centers and from 1995 to 2015 in one. Definite classic WD was defined by positive periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) staining and probable WD by specific positive TW polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of intestinal specimens...
March 23, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29537367/irf4-haploinsufficiency-in-a-family-with-whipple-s-disease
#8
Antoine Guérin, Gaspard Kerner, Nico Marr, Janet G Markle, Florence Fenollar, Natalie Wong, Sabri Boughorbel, Danielle T Avery, Cindy S Ma, Salim Bougarn, Matthieu Bouaziz, Vivien Beziat, Erika Della Mina, Carmen Oleaga-Quintas, Tomi Lazarovt, Lisa Worley, Tina Nguyen, Etienne Patin, Caroline Deswarte, Rubén Martinez-Barricarte, Soraya Boucherit, Xavier Ayral, Sophie Edouard, Stéphanie Boisson-Dupuis, Vimel Rattina, Benedetta Bigio, Guillaume Vogt, Frédéric Geissmann, Lluis Quintana-Murci, Damien Chaussabel, Stuart G Tangye, Didier Raoult, Laurent Abel, Jacinta Bustamante, Jean-Laurent Casanova
Most humans are exposed to Tropheryma whipplei (Tw). Whipple's disease (WD) strikes only a small minority of individuals infected with Tw (<0.01%), whereas asymptomatic chronic carriage is more common (<25%). We studied a multiplex kindred, containing four WD patients and five healthy Tw chronic carriers. We hypothesized that WD displays autosomal dominant (AD) inheritance, with age-dependent incomplete penetrance. We identified a single very rare non-synonymous mutation in the four patients: the private R98W variant of IRF4, a transcription factor involved in immunity...
March 14, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29507019/whipple-s-disease-a-rare-case-of-malabsorption
#9
Ana Lopes, Ana Filipa Santos, Maria Joana Alvarenga, Alberto Mello E Silva
Whipple's disease is a chronic, rare, multisystemic, infectious entity, described for the first time in 1907. Its aetiological agent is the Gram-negative rod, Tropheryma whipplei, which was isolated for the first time in 2001 from a cardiac valve of a patient with endocarditis. We present the case of a 71-year-old man, who came into the emergency room complaining of anorexia, weakness, abdominal pain and diarrhoea with haematochezia and presented disseminated palpable purpuric lesions, predominantly in the lower limbs...
March 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463197/cephalic-pancreaticoduodenectomy-with-preservation-of-a-right-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-using-the-right-gastro-epiploic-artery-a-case-report
#10
K Homsy, J-L Paquay, H Farghadani
INTRODUCTION: Pancreatic cancer is a rare disease with a high mortality rate, for which complete surgical resection, when possible, is the preferred therapeutic. Pancreaticoduodenectomy represents the surgical technique of choice. Abdominal surgeons can be faced with the challenge of patients with a history of coronary artery bypass graft in which the right gastro-epiploic artery is used. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a patient with an adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head, stage IIA, having previously undergone a triple coronary artery bypass, one of which being a right gastro-epiploic graft...
February 20, 2018: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452860/pancreaticoduodenectomy-in-the-surgical-management-of-primary-retroperitoneal-sarcoma
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William W Tseng, Denice D Tsao-Wei, Dario Callegaro, Giovanni Grignani, Lorenzo D'Ambrosio, Sylvie Bonvalot, Cecilia G Ethun, Kenneth Cardona, John T Mullen, Robert J Canter, John E Mullinax, Ricardo J Gonzalez, Frits van Coevorden, Markus Albertsmeier, Kiran K Dhanireddy, Salvatore L Renne, Alessandro Gronchi
BACKGROUND: In retroperitoneal sarcoma (RPS), the optimal extent of resection must balance adequate disease control with potential for morbidity. We sought to study the frequency and outcomes after a Whipple procedure or pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) in patients undergoing resection for primary RPS. METHODS: Participating referral centers within the Trans-Atlantic Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Working Group provided retrospective data from January 2007 to December 2016 for patients with primary RPS who underwent PD along with the total number of consecutive resections done during the same time period...
February 5, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452626/translation-of-an-evidence-based-therapeutic-exercise-program-for-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease
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Dereck L Salisbury, Mary O Whipple, Marsha Burt, Rebecca J L Brown, Alan Hirsch, Christopher Foley, Diane Treat-Jacobson
The purpose of this study was to implement and evaluate quality outcomes including referral, enrollment, and completion rates of a new peripheral artery disease (PAD)-specific supervised exercise therapy (SET) program within a preexisting clinical exercise wellness program and to evaluate the clinical effectiveness and patient-centered outcomes derived from 12 weeks of PAD-specific SET. Recruited participants completed an individualized, minimally supervised, PAD-specific SET program based on the AHA-ACC guidelines...
March 2018: Journal of Vascular Nursing: Official Publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434152/whipple-s-disease-a-case-report-with-long-term-endoscopic-follow-up
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Hiroaki Saito, Junji Shiode, Shogen Ohya, Atsushi Yao, Shunsuke Saito, Masakuni Fujii, Mamoru Itoh, Shuhei Ishiyama, Akiko Fujiwara, Junichiro Nasu, Masao Yoshioka, Kazuhide Yamamoto
A 72-year-old man presented with anorexia and 15-kg weight loss over 3 years. Endoscopy revealed yellow, shaggy mucosa alternating with erythematous, eroded mucosa in the duodenum. Biopsy specimens showed massive infiltration of periodic acid-Schiff-positive macrophages in the lamina propria, consistent with Whipple's disease. The patient was treated with intravenous ceftriaxone for four weeks, followed by oral trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. His condition improved, and he gradually gained weight. Although the endoscopic findings improved with continuous trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole administration, macrophage infiltration of the duodenal mucosa persisted...
February 9, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289973/neurological-and-neuropsychological-complications-in-the-course-of-chronic-whipple-s-disease-case-report
#14
Izabela Dymon, Justyna Tabaka-Pradela, Katarzyna Anna Knast, Dominika Dudek, Monika Rudzińska
INTRODUCTION: Whipple's disease (WD) is a chronic, multisystemic infectious disease caused by Gram-positive bacillus Tropheryma whipplei (T.w.). Its common symptoms arise in the digestive system, however, during the infection the CNS (Central Nervous System) may also be affected. AIM: The aim of this work is to present a case report of a patient diagnosed with Whipple's disease with dominant neuropsychological and behavioural complications in the late phase. CONCLUSIONS: Whipple's disease is a rare disease with possible neurological and neuropsychiatric complications...
October 29, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289648/chronic-destructive-polyarthritis-due-to-whipple-s-disease
#15
Sara El-Rharras, Emeline Minichiello, Luca Semerano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 28, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230130/periampullary-carcinoma-unusual-sites-of-metastasis
#16
Anju Bansal, Varsha Dalal, Manveen Kaur, Fouzia Siraj
Background: Periampullary neoplasms include carcinomas of the duodenum, ampulla of Vater, distal common bile duct, and pancreas. The aggressive course of these neoplasms is attributable to the delay in diagnosis, as patients have no symptoms until advanced stages of the disease. More than half of patients have distant metastasis at the time of diagnosis. The most frequent sites of metastasis are the liver, lymph nodes, peritoneum, lung, bone, kidney, and, rarely the skin. Case Report: We report the case of a 45-year-old female patient with adenocarcinoma of the ampulla of Vater metastasizing to the right parietal skull with overlying cutaneous involvement 1 year after a Whipple procedure...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188071/postoperative-tropheryma-whipplei-endophthalmitis-a-case-report-highlighting-the-additive-value-of-molecular-testing
#17
Julia Dick, Patrizia Krauß, Jost Hillenkamp, Britta Kohlmorgen, Christoph Schoen
Introduction. Tropheryma whipplei is the causative agent of Whipple's disease. Gastrointestinal and lymphatic tissues are affected in the majority of cases, resulting in diarrhoea, malabsorption and fever. Here, we report a rare case of ocular manifestation in a patient lacking the typical Whipple symptoms. Case presentation. A 74-year-old Caucasian female presented with blurred vision in the right eye over a period of 1-2 months, accompanied by stinging pain and conjunctival hyperaemia for the last 2 days...
October 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154446/transmission-electron-microscopy-helpfulness-in-whipple-s-disease-masked-by-immunosuppressant-therapy-for-arthritis
#18
Alessandra Loiodice, Giuseppe Losurdo, Andrea Iannone, Roberta Rossi, Maria Grazia Fiore, Domenico Piscitelli
A 61-year-old woman received a diagnosis of undifferentiated non-erosive arthritis in 2010 and assumed methotrexate and steroids in 2014. After 1 year, she experienced watery diarrhea, vomiting, fever, weight loss, and severe hypoalbuminemia, thus being admitted into our Unit. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy showed duodenal lymphangiectasia and duodenal biopsy samples several foamy PAS-positive macrophages and villous subtotal atrophy. Transmission electron microscope demonstrated several extracellular and intracellular rod-shaped bacteria (Tropheryma whipplei)...
January 2018: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081806/pancreatic-tuberculosis-with-vascular-involvement-and-peritoneal-dissemination-in-a-young-man
#19
Meng Zhu, Ning Zhang, Wei Tao, Zhitao Wang, Shuixiang He
Pancreatic tuberculosis (TB) is an extremely rare form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis even in endemic areas that masquerades as a mass or inflammation because of lack of typical clinical manifestations and radiologic features and therefore usually misdiagnosed as a pancreatic malignancy or pancreatitis. Here we present a 23-year-old young man with pancreatic tuberculosis mimicking pancreatic head carcinoma A man who suffered from upper abdominal pain and nausea for half a month was admitted to our hospital...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054836/formative-assessment-design-of-a-web-connected-sedentary-behavior-intervention-for-females
#20
Amber W Kinsey, Matthew Whipple, Lauren Reid, Olivia Affuso
BACKGROUND: Sedentary behavior (SB) is a significant risk factor for heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and early mortality, particularly among women, and the health consequences associated with SB are independent of physical activity status. Interventions utilizing wearable technologies can improve SB, but their effectiveness is influenced by individual preferences, device engagement strategies, and technological features, which may affect user compliance. Gathering a priori insight from target populations on their preferences for program tools and strategies may assist researchers in identifying effective methods to improve the efficacy of SB interventions...
October 20, 2017: JMIR Human Factors
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