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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725563/atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-triggered-by-varicella-infection
#1
Pauline Condom, Jean-Michel Mansuy, Stéphane Decramer, Jacques Izopet, Catherine Mengelle
Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) is a well-known virus that belongs to the Herpesviridae family which induces a self-limited disease except in specific cases in particular among stem cell transplant patients. This virus is not known however to trigger atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS). Here we report the case of a six-year-old boy who was hospitalized with fever and abdominal pains associated to pruritic and vesicular rash, thrombocytopenia and acute renal failure. He was diagnosed with aHUS precipitated by varicella virus...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725332/thyrotoxic-valvulopathy-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Keniel Pierre, Sushee Gadde, Bassam Omar, G Mustafa Awan, Christopher Malozzi
We report a 42-year-old female who was admitted for abdominal pain, and also endorsed dyspnea, fatigue and chronic palpitations. Past medical history included asthma, patent ductus arteriosus repaired in childhood and ill-defined thyroid disease. Physical examination revealed blood pressure of 136/88 mm Hg and heart rate of 149 beats per minute. Cardiovascular exam revealed an irregularly irregular rhythm, and pulmonary exam revealed mild expiratory wheezing. Abdomen was tender. Electrocardiogram revealed atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response which responded to intravenous diltiazem...
June 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725307/acute-pancreatitis-secondary-to-severe-hypertriglyceridemia-management-of-severe-hypertriglyceridemia-in-emergency-setting
#3
Ahmad Chaudhary, Umair Iqbal, Hafsa Anwar, Hafiz Umair Siddiqui, Madiha Alvi
Hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) is the third most common cause of acute pancreatitis (AP). The incidence of AP is around 10-20% with levels > 2,000 mg/dL. We present here a case of a 44-year-old male with history of uncontrolled diabetes mellitus and HTG admitted with severe abdominal pain. Labs revealed elevated lipase and amylase. CT of abdomen with contrast showed AP. He was found to have a triglyceride (TG) level of 6,672 mg/dL. Besides conventional treatment for AP with intravenous (IV) hydration, he was started on IV regular insulin along with dextrose saline...
June 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723805/acute-pancreatitis-induced-by-etoposide-lobaplatin-combination-chemotherapy-used-for-the-treatment-of-lung-cancer-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#4
Cheng-Liang Cao, Peng-Yu Duan, Wang-Jun Zhang, Le Li, Feng-Zhi Qu, Bei Sun, Gang Wang
RATIONALE: Drug-induced pancreatitis (DIP) is a rare type of pancreatitis that is not usually observed in the clinical practice. It is generally difficult to distinguish from acute pancreatitis (AP) induced by other causes. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we report a 62-year-old Chinese female patient with "small cell lung cancer" as the initial presentation. Because the patient could not bear the surgical treatment, the chemotherapy composed of lobaplatin and etoposide was performed...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721513/does-pyuria-always-suggest-urinary-tract-infection-with-common-microorganisms-questions
#5
Mehmet Taşdemir, Hüseyin Kaya, Zeynep Atam Taşdemir
Genitourinary system tuberculosis (GUTB) is a chronic granulomatous infection in which tuberculous bacilli affect one or more organs in the genitourinary system. In this report, an unusual presentation of miliary tuberculosis was presented as GUTB. A 15-year-old girl presented with complaints of severe abdominal pain and dysuria. Abdominal examination showed tenderness and defense. Pyuria and microscopic hematuria were observed. Acute abdominal causes could not be excluded through abdominal ultrasound. On abdominal computed tomography, a necrotic lesion was detected in the right kidney...
July 18, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720341/lipase-or-amylase-for-the-diagnosis-of-acute-pancreatitis
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REVIEW
Ola Z Ismail, Vipin Bhayana
Acute pancreatitis is a rapid onset of inflammation of the pancreas causing mild to severe life threatening conditions [1, 2]. In Canada, acute pancreatitis is the 5th most expensive digestive disease in Canada with a considerable economic burden on the health care system [3]. The diagnosis of acute pancreatitis is usually based on the presence of abdominal pain and elevated levels of serum amylase and/or lipase. Many health care centers use either serum amylase, lipase or both to diagnose acute pancreatitis without considering which one could provide a better diagnostic accuracy...
July 15, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718036/paravertebral-blocks-reduce-narcotic-use-without-affecting-perfusion-in-patients-undergoing-autologous-breast-reconstruction
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Elizabeth B Odom, Nili Mehta, Rajiv P Parikh, Ryan Guffey, Terence M Myckatyn
BACKGROUND: Autologous breast reconstruction offers excellent long term outcomes after mastectomy. However, maintaining adequate postoperative analgesia remains challenging. Use of paravertebral blocks (PVBs) reduces postoperative narcotic use and length of stay, and enhanced recovery protocols with mixed analgesia methods are gaining popularity, but few studies have explored the intraoperative effects of these interventions. METHODS: Patients who underwent abdominally based autologous breast reconstruction between 2010 and 2016 were compiled into a retrospective database...
July 17, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717917/-acute-right-sided-upper-abdominal-pain-in-a-46-year-old-woman
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M Bauder, A Fiala, C Klinger, W Kersjes, K Caca
A 46-year-old woman presented with acute abdominal pain in the right upper quadrant. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed a duodenal stenosis within the horizontal part of the duodenum. Based on the findings of abdominal computed tomography (CT), endosonography, Doppler duplex sonography and angiography, the diagnosis of an aneurysm of a branch of the inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery was established. This arterial branch was part of a collateral circulation between the superior mesenteric artery and the proper hepatic artery caused by obturation of the celiac artery...
July 17, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713597/ketamine-use-for-successful-resolution-of-post-ercp-acute-pancreatitis-abdominal-pain
#9
Suneel M Agerwala, Divya Sundarapandiyan, Garret Weber
We report a case in which a patient with intractable pain secondary to post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) acute pancreatitis is successfully treated with a subanesthetic ketamine infusion. Shortly after ERCP, the patient reported severe stabbing epigastric pain. She exhibited voluntary guarding and tenderness without distension. Amylase and lipase levels were elevated. Pain persisted for hours despite hydromorphone PCA, hydromorphone boluses, fentanyl boluses, and postprocedure anxiolytics...
2017: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712762/acute-epigastric-abdominal-pain-post-gastric-polypectomy
#10
Jana G Hashash, Aline El-Haddad, Kassem Barada
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July 13, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712196/small-gut-volvulus-a-rare-twist-in-the-setting-of-an-even-rarer-entity-multiple-giant-jejuno-ileal-diverticula
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Ayesha Khan, Faheem Khan, Kashif Rafique, Sarwar Khan, Anam Majid, Khalid Khan, Asad Ullah
Small gut volvulus with multiple Jejuno-ileal diverticulosis is an unusual pathology of the small intestine with a scarce number of cases reported so far. It usually goes unnoticed because it is often asymptomatic but complications like diverticulitis, perforation, bleeding or intestinal obstruction can occur in 10-30% of the cases. Mechanical obstruction, if it occurs, can be caused by adhesions or stenosis due to diverticulitis, intussusception at the site of the diverticulum and volvulus of the segment containing the diverticula...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712193/autoimmune-disease-presenting-as-acute-abdomen
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Wasim A Memon, Saad Siddiqui, Ameer Hamza
Mesenteric vasculitis and resultant bowel ischemia is rare but serious complication of autoimmune disorders. Early detection and treatment is the key to avoid potentially fatal outcomes of bowel perforation and peritonitis. In this series, we present patients presenting with acute abdominal pain and having CT imaging features of bowel ischemia who responded well to immunosuppressive therapy. The aim of this work is to familiarize health professionals with possibility and imaging features of mesenteric vasculitis...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710193/ciliated-foregut-cyst-of-the-gall-bladder-the-largest-ever-described
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Alexia Farrugia, Ivan Blazic, Predrag Andrejevic
A 78-year-old man presented to the accident and emergency department with acute abdominal pain. A CT scan done to investigate the pain showed an intra-abdominal abscess medial to the caecum and an incidental exophytic lesion in the gall bladder. This was excised during surgery and sent for histological examination. Histology showed a ciliated foregut cyst of the gall bladder. A literature review revealed that this was the 13th case worldwide, as ciliated foregut cysts are usually found either above the diaphragm or in the liver...
July 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706962/posttransplant-lymphoproliferative-disorder-of-the-small-bowel-as-an-unexpected-cause-of-iron-deficiency-anemia-decades-after-heart-transplantation
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Amanda Siegel, Justin Boike, Itishree Trivedi, Rena Yadlapati
Although rare, gastrointestinal posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) can lead to abdominal pain or gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with a history of solid-organ transplantation. We describe a case of isolated gastrointestinal PTLD in a patient who presented with acute on chronic iron deficiency anemia 26 years after heart transplant. A comprehensive endoscopic evaluation with video capsule endoscopy and small bowel enteroscopy revealed a large cratered ulceration in the small bowel with abnormal mucosal changes, which led to the diagnosis of PTLD...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702189/a-case-report-of-pneumo-retro-peritoneum-an-unusual-presentation-of-ischio-rectal-abscess
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Usman Ismat Butt, Samiullah Bhatti, Abdul Wadood, Usman Ali Rehman, Shabbar Hussain Changazi, Kashif Malik, Shah Fahad, Anila Chughtai, Nauman Arif Jadoon, Mahmood Ayyaz
INTRODUCTION: Ano-rectal abscesses are common. They however usually do not present with abdominal symptoms. CT although useful is not routinely carried out. Finding of Pneumo-retro-peritoneum with ischio-rectal abscess is rare. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a diabetic gentleman who presented with abdominal pain and distension and was found to have ischio-rectal abscess on perianal examination. Although initially suspected to have acute abdomen due to perforated viscus, CT scan revealed pneumo-retro-peritoneum which appeared to arise due to the abscess...
August 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702167/clostridium-perfringens-s-necrotizing-acute-pancreatitis-a-case-of-success
#16
Rita Castro, Joana Mendes, Luís Amaral, Rui Quintanilha, Tiago Rama, António Melo
The authors report a case of a 62-year-old man with upper abdominal pain with few hours of onset and vomits. The initial serum amylase was 2306 U/L. The first CT showed signs of a non-complicated acute pancreatitis. He suffered clinical deterioration and for this reason he was admitted on the intensive care unit where he progressed to multiple organ failure in <24 h. A new CT scan was performed that showed pneumoperitoneum and pneumoretroperitoneum. He underwent an exploratory laparotomy and pancreatic necrosectomy and vacuum pack laparostomy were performed...
June 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702138/prevalence-and-clinical-features-of-cryptosporidium-infection-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Mohammad Ali Mohaghegh, Seyed Hossein Hejazi, Mohsen Ghomashlooyan, Hamed Kalani, Farzaneh Mirzaei, Mehdi Azami
AIM: This cross-sectional study aims to assess the prevalence of Cryptosporidium in hemodialysis patients compared with healthy individuals in central Iran from August 2014 to January 2015. BACKGROUND: Cryptosporidiosis is a major cause of acute and persistent diarrhea with significant morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients such as those undergoing renal dialysis. METHODS: Three stool samples were collected from 330 hemodialysis patients and 150 healthy individuals on 3 consecutive days...
2017: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701511/n-arachidonoyl-dopamine-modulates-acute-systemic-inflammation-via-nonhematopoietic-trpv1
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Samira K Lawton, Fengyun Xu, Alphonso Tran, Erika Wong, Arun Prakash, Mark Schumacher, Judith Hellman, Kevin Wilhelmsen
N-Arachidonoyl dopamine (NADA) is an endogenous lipid that potently activates the transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1), which mediates pain and thermosensation. NADA is also an agonist of cannabinoid receptors 1 and 2. We have reported that NADA reduces the activation of cultured human endothelial cells by LPS and TNF-α. Thus far, in vivo studies using NADA have focused on its neurologic and behavioral roles. In this article, we show that NADA potently decreases in vivo systemic inflammatory responses and levels of the coagulation intermediary plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 in three mouse models of inflammation: LPS, bacterial lipopeptide, and polymicrobial intra-abdominal sepsis...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700371/total-pancreatectomy-for-recurrent-acute-and-chronic-pancreatitis-a-critical-review-of-patient-selection-criteria
#19
Mahya Faghih, Francisco Garcia Gonzalez, Martin A Makary, Vikesh K Singh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Critical review of the indications for total pancreatectomy and highlight limitations in current diagnostic criteria for chronic pancreatitis. RECENT FINDINGS: The diagnosis of noncalcific chronic pancreatitis remains controversial because of an overreliance on nonspecific imaging and laboratories findings. Endoscopic ultrasound, s-magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, and/or endoscopic pancreatic function testing are often used to diagnose noncalcific chronic pancreatitis despite the fact that there is no gold standard for this condition...
July 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700149/-acute-urinary-retention-a-mechanical-or-functional-emergency
#20
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
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