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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021428/changes-in-the-clinical-features-and-long-term-outcomes-of-colonic-diverticulitis-in-japanese-patients
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Akira Mizuki, Masayuki Tatemichi, Atsushi Nakazawa, Nobuhiro Tsukada, Hiroshi Nagata, Takanori Kanai
Aim The purpose of this study was to investigate whether changes occurred in the clinical features of acute colonic diverticulitis (ACD) over a period of 10 years, to estimate the long-term probability of disease recurrence and to investigate whether it could be treated in an outpatient setting. Methods Between January 1998 and January 2009, 488 ACD patients were diagnosed and treated in Saiseikai Central Hospital, Tokyo. The diagnoses were made by ultrasonography (US) and/or CT. We investigated the time-dependent changes in the characteristics of patients with ACD, and we used the Kaplan-Meier method to estimate the cumulative probability of recurrence, based on information from a questionnaire...
October 11, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981351/ct-predictors-of-unfavorable-clinical-outcomes-of-acute-right-colonic-diverticulitis
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Dong Hwan Kim, Hyuk Jung Kim, Suk Ki Jang, Jae Woo Yeon, Kyung Sook Shin
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to retrospectively assess CT predictors of unfavorable outcomes of medical treatment in patients with right colonic diverticulitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of 394 patients with right colonic diverticulitis diagnosed on the basis of CT findings from January 2010 through August 2013, we included 328 (190 men, 138 women; mean age, 41.3 ± 12.6 years) who had undergone medical treatment as inpatients. Two radiologists retrospectively reviewed the following CT findings associated with diverticulitis: number of diverticula per 10 cm of colon; length and thickness of affected colonic wall; diameter of inflamed diverticulum and abscess; presence of pericolic fluid collection, spilled feces, and contained air; and extent of fatty infiltration...
October 5, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975983/hiv-patient-with-pseudomyxoma-peritonei-of-extra-appendiceal-origin-is-disease-free-and-alive-9-years-after-complete-cytoreductive-surgery
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A Tampakis, E C Tampaki, P Alexandrou, K Kontzoglou, G Kouraklis
OBJECTIVE: Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a clinical syndrome that is mainly characterized by the presence of mucinous ascites that results from the rupture of a mucin-producing neoplasm. No reports exist so far regarding the management of this syndrome in HIV patients. CASE REPORT: A 54-year old male patient with a diagnosed atypical colitis developed additionally over time a complicated diverticulitis which was initially treated conservatively with antibiotics...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958502/dacomitinib-versus-gefitinib-as-first-line-treatment-for-patients-with-egfr-mutation-positive-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-archer-1050-a-randomised-open-label-phase-3-trial
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Yi-Long Wu, Ying Cheng, Xiangdong Zhou, Ki Hyeong Lee, Kazuhiko Nakagawa, Seiji Niho, Fumito Tsuji, Rolf Linke, Rafael Rosell, Jesus Corral, Maria Rita Migliorino, Adam Pluzanski, Eric I Sbar, Tao Wang, Jane Liang White, Sashi Nadanaciva, Rickard Sandin, Tony S Mok
BACKGROUND: Dacomitinib is a second-generation, irreversible EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor. We compared its efficacy and safety with that of the reversible EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor gefitinib in the first-line treatment of patients with advanced EGFR-mutation-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: In this international, multicentre, randomised, open-label, phase 3 study (ARCHER 1050), we enrolled adults (aged ≥18 years or ≥20 years in Japan and South Korea) with newly diagnosed advanced NSCLC and one EGFR mutation (exon 19 deletion or Leu858Arg) at 71 academic medical centres and university hospitals in seven countries or special administrative regions...
September 25, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942590/conservative-treatment-of-acute-colonic-diverticulitis
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REVIEW
S T van Dijk, S J Rottier, A A W van Geloven, M A Boermeester
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Since the treatment of acute diverticulitis has become more conservative over the last years, knowledge of conservative treatment strategies is increasingly important. RECENT FINDINGS: Several treatment strategies that previously have been imposed as routine treatment are now obsolete. Uncomplicated diverticulitis patients can be treated without antibiotics, without bed rest, and without dietary restrictions; and a selected group of patients can be treated as outpatients...
September 23, 2017: Current Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928915/portal-vein-thrombosis-after-laparoscopic-total-colectomy-for-colonic-inertia
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Joshua Dilday, Maxwell Sirkin, Chelsey McKinnon, Shaun Brown
Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) has been recently documented after a variety of laparoscopic surgeries. Although it is well established in splenectomies, its prevalence in other laparoscopic procedures is rare. PVT in colectomies has been associated with inflammatory processes, such as ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis. We report a case of postoperative PVT following a total abdominal colectomy for colonic inertia. A 27-year-old female underwent an uneventful elective laparoscopic total colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis for colonic inertia, and presented on postoperative day (POD) 3 with obstipation, abdominal distention and emesis...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923655/coloduodenovesical-fistula-after-simultaneous-pancreas-kidney-transplant-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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A A Rahnemai-Azar, M Penna, S D Morrison, S C Rayhill, L Sibulesky, K A Muczynski, R Bakthavatsalam
BACKGROUND: Complicated diverticulitis after transplantation occurs in as many as 3.5% of cases and carries a 25% mortality rate. Diagnosis of complicated diverticulitis in this population can be challenging because of abnormal presentations caused by immunosuppression. Only 4 cases of fistulization after kidney transplantation are described in the literature; none occurred after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant. METHODS: We present a first case of a coloduodenovesical fistula in a patient 9 years after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918295/case-report-primary-aortosigmoid-fistula-a-rare-cause-of-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Chirin Khalaf, Kim C Houlind
INTRODUCTION: A primary aortoenteric fistula (PAEF) is a communication between aorta and the gastrointestinal tract. It is a rare condition that is difficult to diagnose and therefore associated with a high mortality. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a rare case of a 66-year old man with an unstable bleeding PAEF. A salvage procedure was performed with a covered stent. Later, a sigmoidectomy was performed with resection of the fistula. Postoperatively, the patient suffered an infection that was treated well with antibiotics and he was discharged two weeks later with complete resolution of the fistula...
September 2, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862055/elastotic-lesions-of-intestinal-subserosal-fat-report-of-two-cases
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Aaron R Huber, Raul S Gonzalez
We report 2 unusual elastotic lesions of intestinal subserosal fat. The first arose in the small bowel subserosa of a 64-year-old woman with volvulus. It was undetected macroscopically and consisted of a relatively circumscribed focus of elastosis, with essentially no evidence of fibrosis or blood vessel walls within. The second arose in the subserosa of the sigmoid colon in a 46-year-old woman with recurrent diverticulitis. It was also undetected macroscopically and consisted of a well-circumscribed nodule of elastic fibers surrounding prominent veins and arteries...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837412/recurrence-of-colonic-diverticulitis-identifying-predictive-ct-findings-retrospective-cohort-study
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Elliot C Dickerson, Suzanne T Chong, James H Ellis, Kuanwong Watcharotone, Bin Nan, Matthew S Davenport, Mahmoud Al-Hawary, Michael B Mazza, Rafat Rizk, Arden M Morris, Richard H Cohan
Purpose To identify computed tomographic (CT) findings that are predictive of recurrence of colonic diverticulitis. Materials and Methods Institutional review board approval was obtained for this HIPAA-compliant, retrospective cohort study. Six abdominal fellowship-trained radiologists reviewed the CT studies of 440 consecutive subjects diagnosed with acute colonic diverticulitis between January 2004 and May 2008 to determine the involved segments, maximum wall thickness in the inflamed segment, severity of diverticulosis, presence of complications (abscess, fistula, stricture, or perforation), and severity of the inflammation...
August 24, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817406/idiopathic-myointimal-hyperplasia-of-mesenteric-veins-an-uncommon-cause-of-ischemic-colitis-with-distinct-mucosal-features
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Rhonda K Yantiss, Isabelle Cui, Nicole C Panarelli, Jose Jessurun
Idiopathic myointimal hyperplasia of mesenteric veins causes chronic ischemic mucosal injury with segmental strictures that mimic inflammatory bowel disease and nonocclusive ischemic colitis. It is characterized by myointimal proliferative changes that narrow the lumina of veins combined with ischemic injury and ulcers. Most cases reported to date have been diagnosed following surgical resection. The aim of this study was to determine whether mucosal changes of idiopathic myointimal hyperplasia of mesenteric veins are sufficiently sensitive and specific to allow its recognition in biopsy material...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815036/bacterial-stimuli-activate-nitric-oxide-colonic-mucosal-production-in-diverticular-disease-protective-effects-of-l-casei-dg%C3%A2-lactobacillus-paracasei-cncm-i-1572
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Fabio Turco, Paolo Andreozzi, Ilaria Palumbo, Francesco Paolo Zito, Martina Cargiolli, Walter Fiore, Nicola Gennarelli, Giovanni Domenico De Palma, Giovanni Sarnelli, Rosario Cuomo
BACKGROUND: Micro-inflammation and changes in gut microbiota may play a role in the pathogenesis of diverticular disease (DD). OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to evaluate the expression of nitric oxide (NO)-related mediators and S100B in colonic mucosa of patients with DD in an ex vivo model of bacterial infection. METHODS: Intestinal biopsies obtained from patients with diverticulosis, symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease (SUDD) and SUDD with previous acute diverticulitis (SUDD+AD) were stimulated with the probiotic L...
August 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814777/the-microbial-ecosystem-distinguishes-chronically-diseased-tissue-from-adjacent-tissue-in-the-sigmoid-colon-of-chronic-recurrent-diverticulitis-patients
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Kathleen M Schieffer, Kate Sabey, Justin R Wright, David R Toole, Rebecca Drucker, Vasily Tokarev, Leonard R Harris, Sue Deiling, Melanie A Eshelman, John P Hegarty, Gregory S Yochum, Walter A Koltun, Regina Lamendella, David B Stewart
Diverticular disease is commonly associated with the older population in the United States. As individual's age, diverticulae, or herniation of the mucosa through the colonic wall, develop. In 10-25% of individuals, the diverticulae become inflamed, resulting in diverticulitis. The gut ecosystem relies on the interaction of bacteria and fungi to maintain homeostasis. Although bacterial dysbiosis has been implicated in the pathogenesis of diverticulitis, associations between the microbial ecosystem and diverticulitis remain largely unstudied...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806761/transcriptome-analysis-of-pdgfr%C3%AE-cells-identifies-t-type-ca2-channel-cacna1g-as-a-new-pathological-marker-for-pdgfr%C3%AE-cell-hyperplasia
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Se Eun Ha, Moon Young Lee, Masaaki Kurahashi, Lai Wei, Brian G Jorgensen, Chanjae Park, Paul J Park, Doug Redelman, Kent C Sasse, Laren S Becker, Kenton M Sanders, Seungil Ro
Platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFRα)+ cells are distributed into distinct morphological groups within the serosal, muscular, and submucosal layers as well as the myenteric and deep muscular plexi. PDGFRα+ cells directly interact with interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) and smooth muscle cells (SMC) in gastrointestinal smooth muscle tissue. These three cell types, SMC, ICC, and PDGFRα+ cells (SIP cells), form an electrical syncytium, which dynamically regulates gastrointestinal motility. We have previously reported the transcriptomes of SMC and ICC...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797339/do-patients-mandate-resection-after-a-first-episode-of-acute-diverticulitis-of-the-colon-with-a-complication
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REVIEW
Ryan Francis Bendl, Roberto Bergamaschi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Advances in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768296/dietary-pattern-and-colonic-diverticulosis
#16
Antonio Tursi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To assess the role of dietary pattern on the occurrence of colonic diverticulosis, diverticular disease and acute diverticulitis. RECENT FINDINGS: High-fiber diet does not prevent diverticulosis occurrence, and results about prevention/treatment of diverticular disease and acute diverticulitis are still conflicting.No association was seen between nut, corn or popcorn consumption and occurrence of diverticulosis, diverticular disease and acute diverticulitis...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761871/the-usefulness-of-intraoperative-colonic-irrigation-and-primary-anastomosis-in-patients-requiring-a-left-colon-resection
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Youngki Hong, Soomin Nam, Jung Gu Kang
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to assess the short-term outcome of intraoperative colonic irrigation and primary anastomosis and to suggest the usefulness of the procedure when a preoperative mechanical bowel preparation is inappropriate. METHODS: This retrospective study included 38 consecutive patients (19 male patients) who underwent intraoperative colonic irrigation and primary anastomosis for left colon disease between January 2010 and December 2016. The medical records of the patients were reviewed to evaluate the patients' characteristics, operative data, and postoperative short-term outcomes...
June 2017: Annals of Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735117/pubic-osteomyelitis-after-surgery-for-perforated-colonic-diverticulitis-with-fecal-peritonitis-a-case-report
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Daichi Kitaguchi, Tsuyoshi Enomoto, Yusuke Ohara, Tatsuya Oda, Nobuhiro Ohkohchi
INTRODUCTION: Pubic osteomyelitis is a rare type of suppurative osteomyelitis. Early diagnosis of pubic osteomyelitis is difficult, and prolonged inflammation results in progressive bone degradation, severe pelvic pain and a wide-based gait. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report the case of an 82-year-old woman who was admitted to a previous hospital with severe abdominal pain caused by a perforated colonic diverticulum with fecal peritonitis. She underwent an emergency operation and a postoperative wound infection occurred...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719956/a-case-of-ectopic-peritoneal-paragonimiasis-mimicking-diverticulitis-or-abdominal-abscess
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Min Jae Kim, Sung-Han Kim, Sang-Oh Lee, Sang-Ho Choi, Yang Soo Kim, Jun Hee Woo, Yong Sik Yoon, Kyung Won Kim, Jaeeun Cho, Jong-Yil Chai, Yong Pil Chong
Paragonimiasis is a parasitic disease caused by Paragnonimus species. The primary site of infection is the lung, and extrapulmonary involvement is also reported. When infected with Paragonimus westermani, which is the dominant species in Korea, the central nervous system is frequently involved along with the liver, intestine, peritoneal cavity, retroperitoneum, and abdominal wall. Ectopic paragonimiasis raises diagnostic challenge since it is uncommon and may be confused with malignancy or other inflammatory diseases...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708216/colonoscopy-in-automated-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-value-of-prophylactic-antibiotics-a-prospective-study-on-a-single-antibiotic
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Abdullah K Al-Hwiesh, Ibrahiem S Abdul-Rahman, Mohammad A Hussameldeen, Nadia Al-Audah, Abdalla Abdelrahman, Hala M Moaigel, Tamer El-Salamony, Abdul-Salam Noor, Aisha Al-Osail, Dalal Al-Sayel, Nourah Al-Dossari
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the need for prophylactic antibiotics in automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) patients undergoing flexible colonoscopy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 93 patients on automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) undergoing diagnostic colonoscopy were enrolled in a prospective, randomized study. Patients were randomized into 2 age- and sex-matched groups; group A (46 patients) with intraperitoneal (IP) ceftazidime prior to colonoscopy and group B (47 patients) without prophylactic antibiotics...
July 5, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
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