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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374984/clinical-applicability-of-tokyo-guidelines-2018-2013-in-diagnosis-and-severity-evaluation-of-acute-cholangitis-and-determination-of-a-new-severity-model
#1
Elisa Gravito-Soares, Marta Gravito-Soares, Dário Gomes, Nuno Almeida, Luís Tomé
OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of Tokyo guidelines (TG) 2018/2013 (TG18/TG13) and predictors of poor prognosis in acute cholangitis. METHODS: Retrospective 1-year study of consecutive hospital admissions for acute cholangitis. Prognosis was defined in terms of 30 d in-hospital mortality. RESULTS: Of the 183 patients with acute cholangitis, diagnostic accuracy based on Charcot's triad, TG07 and TG18/TG13 was 67.8, 86.9 and 92...
January 29, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362325/-early-surgery-for-acute-cholecystitis-complicated-with-gallbladder-cancer
#2
Taichi Tamura, Takuro Yoshikawa, Shinichi So, Tetsuo Maeda, Tomoyuki Wakahara, Kiyonori Kanemitsu, Shinobu Tsuchida, Nozomi Ueno, Akihiro Toyokawa
The present study involved 6 patients who had urgent surgery for acute cholecystitis(AC)complicated with gallbladder cancer(GBC)in our hospital from January 2014 to December 2016. We analyzed the clinical outcome of early surgery for AC complicated with GBC. According to Tokyo Guidelines 2013, the AC severity was classified as Mild 1 case, Moderate 5 cases. Only one patient was diagnosed with GBC before the operation for AC. The others were during or after the laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Histopathologically, all patients had Stage II disease or greater...
January 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334699/tokyo-guidelines-2018-updated-tokyo-guidelines-for-the-management-of-acute-cholangitis-acute-cholecystitis
#3
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Tadahiro Takada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325783/validation-of-the-aast-egs-acute-cholecystitis-grade-and-comparison-with-the-tokyo-guidelines
#4
Matthew Hernandez, Brittany Murphy, Johnathan M Aho, Nadeem N Haddad, Humza Saleem, Muhammad Zeb, David S Morris, Donald H Jenkins, Martin Zielinski
BACKGROUND: Acute cholecystitis presents with heterogeneous severity. The Tokyo Guidelines 2013 is a validated method to assess cholecystitis severity, but the variables are multifactorial. The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) developed an anatomically based severity grading system for surgical diseases, including cholecystitis. Because the Tokyo Guidelines represent the gold standard to estimate acute cholecystitis severity, we wished to validate the AAST emergency general surgery scoring system and compare the performance of both systems for several patient outcomes...
January 8, 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315705/detecting-glaucomatous-progression-with-infrequent-visual-field-testing
#5
Andrew J Anderson, Rashima Asokan, Hiroshi Murata, Ryo Asaoka
PURPOSE: Previous work has investigated whether a significant regression slope in the first 2 years for the summary index Mean Deviation (MD) is predictive of rapid (≤-2 dB year-1 ) glaucomatous visual field progression. This work assumed six visual fields were obtained as per management guidelines, but in clinical practice commonly only two or three fields are measured. We used simulation methods to investigate how reducing test frequency influences the prediction of rapid visual field progression, along with the influence of including criteria based on regression slope...
January 8, 2018: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303882/inflammation-based-prognostic-scores-predict-disease-severity-in-patients-with-acute-cholecystitis
#6
Noriko Sato, Akiyoshi Kinoshita, Nami Imai, Takafumi Akasu, Takeharu Yokota, Akira Iwaku, Kazuhiko Koike, Masayuki Saruta
BACKGROUND: Although several investigators have reported that inflammation-based prognostic scores can predict disease severity in patients with various inflammatory diseases, whether or not these scores are associated with disease severity in patients with acute cholecystitis (AC) has not yet been fully clarified. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Two hundred and sixty-two patients with AC were reviewed retrospectively. We evaluated the correlations between demographic or clinical variables, including the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), the Glasgow Prognostic Score (GPS), the modified Glasgow Prognostic Score (mGPS), and the C-reactive protein/albumin (CRP/Alb) ratio, as well as the disease severity grade on the basis of the revised Tokyo guidelines...
January 4, 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212485/outcome-comparison-between-percutaneous-cholecystostomy-and-cholecystectomy-a-10-year-population-based-analysis
#7
Ping Lu, Chien-Lung Chan, Nan-Ping Yang, Nien-Tzu Chang, Kai-Biao Lin, K Robert Lai
BACKGROUND: Controversy surrounding the role of percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) is fed by the absence of large amounts of data concerning its outcomes, and many authors have maintained that there is no evidence to support a recommendation for PC rather than cholecystectomy (CCS) in elderly or critically ill patients with acute cholecystitis (AC). METHODS: We conducted this study by tracking trends in the utilization and outcomes of PC and CCS using longitudinal health research data in Taiwan...
December 7, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183352/risk-factors-for-difficulty-of-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-in-grade-ii-acute-cholecystitis-according-to-the-tokyo-guidelines-2013
#8
Koetsu Inoue, Tatsuya Ueno, Daisuke Douchi, Kentaro Shima, Shinji Goto, Michinaga Takahashi, Takanori Morikawa, Takeshi Naitoh, Chikashi Shibata, Hiroo Naito
BACKGROUND: The Tokyo Guidelines 2013 classifies acute cholecystitis (AC) into three grades and recommends appropriate therapy for each grade. For grade II AC, either early laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) or percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage (PTGBD) should be performed. This study aimed to identify the risk factors for difficulty of LC for treating grade II AC. METHODS: Totally, 122 patients who underwent LC for grade II AC were enrolled and divided into difficult LC (DLC) and nondifficult LC (NDLC) groups...
November 28, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165110/paraben-exposure-and-semen-quality-of-japanese-male-partners-of-subfertile-couples
#9
Yukiko Nishihama, Hiroki Toshima, Jun Yoshinaga, Yoshifumi Mizumoto, Miyuki Yoneyama, Daisuke Nakajima, Hiroaki Shiraishi, Susumu Tokuoka
OBJECTIVES: Possible relationship between semen quality (semen volume, sperm concentration and sperm motility) and parabens exposure was investigated in male partners of couples who visited a gynecology clinic in Tokyo for infertility consultation (n = 42, 36.8 ± 5.4 years). METHODS: Semen parameters were measured according to WHO guideline at the clinic, and urinary methyl- (MP), ethyl- (EP), propyl- (PP) and butyl (BP) paraben concentrations were measured with liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry...
March 15, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095575/tokyo-guidelines-2018-surgical-management-of-acute-cholecystitis-safe-steps-in-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-for-acute-cholecystitis-with-videos
#10
Go Wakabayashi, Yukio Iwashita, Taizo Hibi, Tadahiro Takada, Steven M Strasberg, Horacio J Asbun, Itaru Endo, Akiko Umezawa, Koji Asai, Kenji Suzuki, Yasuhisa Mori, Kohji Okamoto, Henry A Pitt, Ho-Seong Han, Tsann-Long Hwang, Yoo-Seok Yoon, Dong-Sup Yoon, In-Seok Choi, Wayne Shih-Wei Huang, Mariano Eduardo Giménez, O James Garden, Dirk J Gouma, Giulio Belli, Christos Dervenis, Palepu Jagannath, Angus C W Chan, Wan Yee Lau, Keng-Hao Liu, Cheng-Hsi Su, Takeyuki Misawa, Masafumi Nakamura, Akihiko Horiguchi, Nobumi Tagaya, Shuichi Fujioka, Ryota Higuchi, Satoru Shikata, Yoshinori Noguchi, Tomohiko Ukai, Masamichi Yokoe, Daniel Cherqui, Goro Honda, Atsushi Sugioka, Eduardo de Santibañes, Avinash Nivritti Supe, Hiromi Tokumura, Taizo Kimura, Masahiro Yoshida, Toshihiko Mayumi, Seigo Kitano, Masafumi Inomata, Koichi Hirata, Yoshinobu Sumiyama, Kazuo Inui, Masakazu Yamamoto
In some cases, laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) may be difficult to perform in patients with acute cholecystitis (AC) with severe inflammation and fibrosis. The Tokyo Guidelines 2018 (TG18) expand the indications for LC under difficult conditions for each level of severity of AC. As a result of expanding the indications for LC to treat AC, it is absolutely necessary to avoid any increase in bile duct injury (BDI), particularly vasculo-biliary injury (VBI), which is known to occur at a certain rate in LC. Since the Tokyo Guidelines 2013 (TG13), an attempt has been made to assess intraoperative findings as objective indicators of surgical difficulty; based on expert consensus on these difficulty indicators, bail-out procedures (including conversion to open cholecystectomy) have been indicated for cases in which LC for AC is difficult to perform...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090868/tokyo-guidelines-2018-management-bundles-for-acute-cholangitis-and-cholecystitis
#11
LETTER
Toshihiko Mayumi, Kohji Okamoto, Tadahiro Takada, Steven M Strasberg, Joseph S Solomkin, David Schlossberg, Henry A Pitt, Masahiro Yoshida, Harumi Gomi, Fumihiko Miura, O James Garden, Seiki Kiriyama, Masamichi Yokoe, Itaru Endo, Horacio J Asbun, Yukio Iwashita, Taizo Hibi, Akiko Umezawa, Kenji Suzuki, Takao Itoi, Jiro Hata, Ho-Seong Han, Tsann-Long Hwang, Christos Dervenis, Koji Asai, Yasuhisa Mori, Wayne Shih-Wei Huang, Giulio Belli, Shuntaro Mukai, Palepu Jagannath, Daniel Cherqui, Kazuto Kozaka, Todd H Baron, Eduardo de Santibañes, Ryota Higuchi, Keita Wada, Dirk J Gouma, Daniel J Deziel, Kui-Hin Liau, Go Wakabayashi, Robert Padbury, Eduard Jonas, Avinash Nivritti Supe, Harjit Singh, Toshifumi Gabata, Angus C W Chan, Wan Yee Lau, Sheung Tat Fan, Miin-Fu Chen, Chen-Guo Ker, Yoo-Seok Yoon, In-Seok Choi, Myung-Hwan Kim, Dong-Sup Yoon, Seigo Kitano, Masafumi Inomata, Koichi Hirata, Kazuo Inui, Yoshinobu Sumiyama, Masakazu Yamamoto
Management bundles that define items or procedures strongly recommended in clinical practice have been used in many guidelines in recent years. Application of these bundles facilitates the adaptation of guidelines and helps improve the prognosis of target diseases. In Tokyo Guidelines 2013 (TG13), we proposed management bundles for acute cholangitis and cholecystitis. Here, in Tokyo Guidelines 2018 (TG18), we redefine the management bundles for acute cholangitis and cholecystitis. Critical parts of the bundles in TG18 include the diagnostic process, severity assessment, transfer of patients if necessary, and therapeutic approach at each time point...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090866/tokyo-guidelines-2018-antimicrobial-therapy-for-acute-cholangitis-and-cholecystitis
#12
Harumi Gomi, Joseph S Solomkin, David Schlossberg, Kohji Okamoto, Tadahiro Takada, Steven M Strasberg, Tomohiko Ukai, Itaru Endo, Yukio Iwashita, Taizo Hibi, Henry A Pitt, Naohisa Matsunaga, Yoriyuki Takamori, Akiko Umezawa, Koji Asai, Kenji Suzuki, Ho-Seong Han, Tsann-Long Hwang, Yasuhisa Mori, Yoo-Seok Yoon, Wayne Shih-Wei Huang, Giulio Belli, Christos Dervenis, Masamichi Yokoe, Seiki Kiriyama, Takao Itoi, Palepu Jagannath, O James Garden, Fumihiko Miura, Eduardo de Santibañes, Satoru Shikata, Yoshinori Noguchi, Keita Wada, Goro Honda, Avinash Nivritti Supe, Masahiro Yoshida, Toshihiko Mayumi, Dirk J Gouma, Daniel J Deziel, Kui-Hin Liau, Miin-Fu Chen, Keng-Hao Liu, Cheng-Hsi Su, Angus C W Chan, Dong-Sup Yoon, In-Seok Choi, Eduard Jonas, Xiao-Ping Chen, Sheung Tat Fan, Chen-Guo Ker, Mariano Eduardo Giménez, Seigo Kitano, Masafumi Inomata, Shuntaro Mukai, Ryota Higuchi, Koichi Hirata, Kazuo Inui, Yoshinobu Sumiyama, Masakazu Yamamoto
Antimicrobial therapy is a mainstay of the management for patients with acute cholangitis and/or cholecystitis. Tokyo Guidelines 2018 (TG 18) provides recommendations for the appropriate for use of antimicrobials for community-acquired and healthcare-associated infections. The listed agents are for empirical therapy) provided before the infecting isolates are identified. Antimicrobial agents are listed by class-definitions and TG 18 Severity Grade I, II, and III subcategorized by clinical settings. In the era of emerging and increasing antimicrobial resistance, monitoring and updating local antibiograms is underscored...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089703/evaluation-and-comparison-of-charcot-s-triad-and-tokyo-guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-of-acute-cholangitis
#13
Tolga Dinc, Selami Ilgaz Kayilioglu, Faruk Coskun
Reliability of Charcot's triad has long been questioned. Tokyo Guidelines committee published Tokyo Guidelines in 2007 and 2013. The aim of this study was to retrospectively examine the patients who had been treated with the diagnosis of acute cholangitis and evaluate 2007-2013 Tokyo criteria and Charcot's triad. The files of the patients with acute cholangitis in a referral center were examined retrospectively. All patients were classified and evaluated according to 2007 and 2013 Tokyo criteria and Charcot's triad; and results were compared...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070452/physicochemical-risk-factors-for-building-related-symptoms-in-air-conditioned-office-buildings-ambient-particles-and-combined-exposure-to-indoor-air-pollutants
#14
Kenichi Azuma, Koichi Ikeda, Naoki Kagi, U Yanagi, Haruki Osawa
We conducted a cross-sectional epidemiological study to examine the correlation between indoor air quality (IAQ) and building-related symptoms (BRSs) of office workers in air-conditioned office buildings. We investigated 11 offices during winter and 13 offices during summer in 17 buildings with air-conditioning systems in Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka, and we included 107 office workers during winter and 207 office workers during summer. We conducted environmental sampling for evaluating IAQ and concurrently administered self-reported questionnaires to collect information regarding work-related symptoms...
October 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045062/tokyo-guidelines-2018-flowchart-for-the-management-of-acute-cholecystitis
#15
LETTER
Kohji Okamoto, Kenji Suzuki, Tadahiro Takada, Steven M Strasberg, Horacio J Asbun, Itaru Endo, Yukio Iwashita, Taizo Hibi, Henry A Pitt, Akiko Umezawa, Koji Asai, Ho-Seong Han, Tsann-Long Hwang, Yasuhisa Mori, Yoo-Seok Yoon, Wayne Shih-Wei Huang, Giulio Belli, Christos Dervenis, Masamichi Yokoe, Seiki Kiriyama, Takao Itoi, Palepu Jagannath, O James Garden, Fumihiko Miura, Masafumi Nakamura, Akihiko Horiguchi, Go Wakabayashi, Daniel Cherqui, Eduardo de Santibañes, Satoru Shikata, Yoshinori Noguchi, Tomohiko Ukai, Ryota Higuchi, Keita Wada, Goro Honda, Avinash Nivritti Supe, Masahiro Yoshida, Toshihiko Mayumi, Dirk J Gouma, Daniel J Deziel, Kui-Hin Liau, Miin-Fu Chen, Kazunori Shibao, Keng-Hao Liu, Cheng-Hsi Su, Angus C W Chan, Dong-Sup Yoon, In-Seok Choi, Eduard Jonas, Xiao-Ping Chen, Sheung Tat Fan, Chen-Guo Ker, Mariano Eduardo Giménez, Seigo Kitano, Masafumi Inomata, Koichi Hirata, Kazuo Inui, Yoshinobu Sumiyama, Masakazu Yamamoto
We propose a new flowchart for the treatment of acute cholecystitis (AC) in the Tokyo Guidelines 2018 (TG18). Grade III AC was not indicated for straightforward laparoscopic cholecystectomy (Lap-C). Following analysis of subsequent clinical investigations and drawing on Big Data in particular, TG18 proposes that some Grade III AC can be treated by Lap-C when performed at advanced centers with specialized surgeons experienced in this procedure and for patients that satisfy certain strict criteria. For Grade I, TG18 recommends early Lap-C if the patients meet the criteria of Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) ≤5 and American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status classification (ASA-PS) ≤2...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042700/preoperative-risk-factors-for-conversion-of-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-to-open-cholecystectomy-and-the-usefulness-of-the-2013-tokyo-guidelines
#16
Masashi Utsumi, Hideki Aoki, Tomoyoshi Kunitomo, Yutaka Mushiake, Isao Yasuhara, Fumitaka Taniguchi, Takashi Arata, Koh Katsuda, Kohji Tanakaya, Hitoshi Takeuchi
To identify predictive factors for conversion from laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) to open cholecystectomy performed for mixed indications as an acute or elective procedure. We retrospectively analyzed the data of 236 consecutive cases of LC performed in our department between January 2012 and January 2015, and evaluated preoperative risk factors for conversion and the usefulness of the 2013 Tokyo guidelines (TG2013) for diagnosing acute cholecystitis. The conversion rate in our series was 8% (19/236 cases)...
October 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032636/tokyo-guidelines-2018-diagnostic-criteria-and-severity-grading-of-acute-cholecystitis-with-videos
#17
Masamichi Yokoe, Jiro Hata, Tadahiro Takada, Steven M Strasberg, Horacio J Asbun, Go Wakabayashi, Kazuto Kosaka, Itaru Endo, Daniel J Deziel, Fumihiko Miura, Kohji Okamoto, Tsann-Long Hwang, Wayne Shih-Wei Huang, Chen-Guo Ker, Miin-Fu Chen, Ho-Seong Han, Yoo-Seok Yoon, In-Seok Choi, Dong-Sup Yoon, Yoshinori Noguchi, Satoru Shikata, Tomohiko Ukai, Ryota Higuchi, Toshifumi Gabata, Yasuhisa Mori, Yukio Iwashita, Taizo Hibi, Palepu Jagannath, Eduard Jonas, Kui-Hin Liau, Christos Dervenis, Dirk Joan Gouma, Daniel Cherqui, Giulio Belli, O James Garden, Mariano Eduardo Giménez, Eduardo de Santibañes, Kenji Suzuki, Akiko Umezawa, Avinash Nivritti Supe, Henry A Pitt, Harjit Singh, Angus C W Chan, Wan Yee Lau, Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh, Goro Honda, Atsushi Sugioka, Koji Asai, Harumi Gomi, Takao Itoi, Seiki Kiriyama, Masahiro Yoshida, Toshihiko Mayumi, Naoki Matsumura, Hiromi Tokumura, Seigo Kitano, Koichi Hirata, Kazuo Inui, Yoshinobu Sumiyama, Masakazu Yamamoto
TG13 Tokyo guidelines for acute cholangitis and cholecystitis were globally disseminated and various clinical researches about the management of acute cholecystitis were reported by lots of researchers and clinicians from all over the world. The 1(st) edition of Tokyo Guidelines 2007 (TG07) was revised in 2013. According to that revision, the TG13 diagnostic criteria of acute cholecystitis provided better specificity and higher diagnostic accuracy. Thorough our literature search about diagnostic criteria for acute cholecystitis, new and strong evidence that had been released from 2013 to 2017 was not found with serious and important issues about using TG13 diagnostic criteria of acute cholecystitis...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032610/diagnostic-and-severity-grading-criteria-for-acute-cholangitis-in-the-tokyo-guidelines-2018
#18
Seiki Kiriyama, Kazuto Kozaka, Tadahiro Takada, Steven M Strasberg, Henry A Pitt, Toshifumi Gabata, Jiro Hata, Kui-Hin Liau, Fumihiko Miura, Akihiko Horiguchi, Keng-Hao Liu, Cheng-Hsi Su, Keita Wada, Palepu Jagannath, Takao Itoi, Dirk Joan Gouma, Yasuhisa Mori, Shuntaro Mukai, Mariano Eduardo Giménez, Wayne Shih-Wei Huang, Myung-Hwan Kim, Kohji Okamoto, Giulio Belli, Christos Dervenis, Angus C W Chan, Wan Yee Lau, Itaru Endo, Harumi Gomi, Masahiro Yoshida, Toshihiko Mayumi, Todd H Baron, Eduardo de Santibañes, Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh, Tsann-Long Hwang, Chen-Guo Ker, Miin-Fu Chen, Ho-Seong Han, Yoo-Seok Yoon, In-Seok Choi, Dong-Sup Yoon, Ryota Higuchi, Seigo Kitano, Masafumi Inomata, Daniel J Deziel, Eduard Jonas, Koichi Hirata, Yoshinobu Sumiyama, Kazuo Inui, Masakazu Yamamoto
Although the diagnostic and severity grading criteria on the 2013 Tokyo Guidelines (TG13) are used worldwide as the primary standard for management of acute cholangitis (AC), they need to be validated through implementation and assessment in actual clinical practice. Here, we conduct a systematic review of the literature to validate the TG13 diagnostic and severity grading criteria for AC and propose TG18 criteria. While there is little evidence evaluating the TG13 criteria, they were validated through a large-scale case series study in Japan and Taiwan...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941329/tokyo-guidelines-2018-initial-management-of-acute-biliary-infection-and-flowchart-for-acute-cholangitis
#19
Fumihiko Miura, Kohji Okamoto, Tadahiro Takada, Steven M Strasberg, Horacio J Asbun, Henry A Pitt, Harumi Gomi, Joseph S Solomkin, David Schlossberg, Ho-Seong Han, Myung-Hwan Kim, Tsann-Long Hwang, Miin-Fu Chen, Wayne Shih-Wei Huang, Seiki Kiriyama, Takao Itoi, O James Garden, Kui-Hin Liau, Akihiko Horiguchi, Keng-Hao Liu, Cheng-Hsi Su, Dirk Joan Gouma, Giulio Belli, Christos Dervenis, Palepu Jagannath, Angus C W Chan, Wan Yee Lau, Itaru Endo, Kenji Suzuki, Yoo-Seok Yoon, Eduardo de Santibañes, Mariano Eduardo Giménez, Eduard Jonas, Harjit Singh, Goro Honda, Koji Asai, Yasuhisa Mori, Keita Wada, Ryota Higuchi, Manabu Watanabe, Toshiki Rikiyama, Naohiro Sata, Nobuyasu Kano, Akiko Umezawa, Shuntaro Mukai, Hiromi Tokumura, Jiro Hata, Kazuto Kozaka, Yukio Iwashita, Taizo Hibi, Masamichi Yokoe, Taizo Kimura, Seigo Kitano, Masafumi Inomata, Koichi Hirata, Yoshinobu Sumiyama, Kazuo Inui, Masakazu Yamamoto
The initial management of patients with suspected acute biliary infection starts with the measurement of vital signs to assess whether or not the situation is urgent. If the case is judged to be urgent, initial medical treatment should be started immediately including respiratory/circulatory management if required, without waiting for the definitive diagnosis. The patient's medical history is then taken; an abdominal examination is performed; blood tests, urinalysis, and diagnostic imaging are carried out; and a diagnosis is made using the diagnostic criteria for cholangitis/cholecystitis...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917018/temporal-trends-in-utilization-and-outcomes-of-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-in-acute-cholangitis-due-to-choledocholithiasis-from-1998-to-2012
#20
Malav P Parikh, Niyati M Gupta, Prashanthi N Thota, Rocio Lopez, Madhusudhan R Sanaka
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Expeditious endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in acute cholangitis with biliary decompression is associated with better outcomes. In this study, we evaluated the temporal trends of ERCP utilization and healthcare outcomes among patients hospitalized with acute cholangitis due to choledocholithiasis (CDC) from 1998 to 2012. METHODS: We identified patients with a combined diagnosis of cholangitis and choledocholithiasis from the national inpatient sample database...
September 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
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