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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243684/large-oral-ulcer-of-tongue-related-to-dental-trauma
#1
Gian Paolo Bombeccari, Gianpaolo Guzzi, Francesco Pallotti, Massimo Porrini, Aldo Bruno Giannì, Francesco Spadari
A 36-year-old Philippine male has a several month-history of burning pain of his tongue with lingual erythema and oral bleeding. Here we describe a classical case of oral chronic ulcer related to mechanical dental trauma. In this case, unilateral crossbite malocclusion was able to produce oral mucosal lesion that was sufficient to cause a large, chronic tongue ulcer and subsequent mild epithelial dysplasia. A specific tongue-retaining device was made. In absence of dental trauma, his chronic ulcer of the tongue resolved within a few weeks...
2017: Stomatologija
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240877/prepouch-ileitis-after-ileal-pouch-anal-anastomosis-patterns-of-presentation-and-risk-factors-for-failure-of-treatment
#2
Matteo Rottoli, Carlo Vallicelli, Eleonora Bigonzi, Paolo Gionchetti, Fernando Rizzello, Massimo P Di Simone, Gilberto Poggioli
Background and Aims: There is a lack in the literature about prepouch ileitis [PI], in particular regarding risk factors associated with failure of the medical treatment. Aim of the study is to analyse the characteristics of PI patients and to compare those who required surgery with those who were successfully treated with conservative therapy. Methods: All cases presenting a diagnosis of PI were included and analysed. Patients eventually requiring surgery were compared with those who were managed conservatively, for symptoms of presentation, endoscopic characteristics, and rate of response to medical treatment...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237418/a-donor-splice-site-mutation-in-cisd2-generates-multiple-truncated-non-functional-isoforms-in-wolfram-syndrome-type-2-patients
#3
Monica Cattaneo, Lucia La Sala, Maurizio Rondinelli, Edoardo Errichiello, Orsetta Zuffardi, Annibale Alessandro Puca, Stefano Genovese, Antonio Ceriello
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the gene that encodes CDGSH iron sulfur domain 2 (CISD2) are causative of Wolfram syndrome type 2 (WFS2), a rare autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder mainly characterized by diabetes mellitus, optic atrophy, peptic ulcer bleeding and defective platelet aggregation. Four mutations in the CISD2 gene have been reported. Among these mutations, the homozygous c.103 + 1G > A substitution was identified in the donor splice site of intron 1 in two Italian sisters and was predicted to cause a exon 1 to be skipped...
December 13, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231993/etiology-and-long-term-rebleeding-of-endoscopic-ulcerative-lesions-in-the-small-bowel-in-patients-with-obscure-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-multicenter-cohort-study
#4
Tomonori Aoki, Atsuo Yamada, Yoshihiro Hirata, Hirohumi Suzuki, Ayako Nakada, Ryota Niikura, Motoko Seto, Makoto Okamoto, Kazuhiko Koike
BACKGROUND: Among patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB), endoscopic ulcerative lesions in the small bowel have diverse etiologies and often cause rebleeding. Certain characteristics of patients or ulcerations may be reasonable indications for diagnostic balloon-assisted endoscopy (BAE) to assess etiology and may be risks of rebleeding; however, these characteristics are unclear. We aimed to elucidate appropriate indications for diagnostic BAE and predictors of long-term rebleeding in patients with small-bowel ulcerative lesions...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224657/cta-as-an-adjuvant-tool-for-acute-intra-abdominal-or-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#5
Mitchell Storace, Jonathan G Martin, Jay Shah, Zachary Bercu
Hematemesis and acute postsurgical upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage are common emergent on-call consultations for the interventional radiologist. Upper GI bleleding (UGIB) is a relatively frequent problem. The incidence and mortality vary among patient populations, but studies have shown an overall incidence ranging from 36-172 cases per 100,000 adults per year, with a mortality rate of 5%-14%. The incidence is significantly higher in men. Peptic ulcer disease is the predominant etiology, responsible for 28%-59% of UGIB...
December 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221664/mechanisms-of-damage-to-the-gastrointestinal-tract-from-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs
#6
REVIEW
Ingvar Bjarnason, Carmelo Scarpignato, Erik Holmgren, Michael Olszewski, Kim D Rainsford, Angel Lanas
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can damage the gastrointestinal tract, causing widespread morbidity and mortality. Although mechanisms of damage involve the activities of prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase 1 (PTGS1 or COX1) and PTGS1 (COX2), other factors are involved. We review mechanisms of gastrointestinal damage induction by NSAIDs, via COX-mediated and COX-independent processes. NSAIDs interact with phospholipids and uncouple mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation, which initiates biochemical changes that impair function of the gastrointestinal barrier...
December 5, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218288/giant-anterior-neck-lipoma-with-bleeding-pressure-ulcer-in-an-elderly-man-a-rare-entity
#7
Gaurav Jain, Ila Tyagi, Leela Pant, Namrata Nargotra
Giant lipomas are benign soft tissue tumors found rarely in the neck and are still rarer in the anterior part of the neck. A 70-year-old male patient was presented with a huge swelling measuring 35 cm in maximum dimension, in the front of the neck, reaching up till the umbilicus. The swelling was painless, slow growing and acquired the huge size in approximately 20 years. Ultrasound and CT scan findings were suggestive of a soft tissue lesion. Fine needle aspiration cytology yielded mature adipose tissue fragments...
September 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214885/short-term-efficacy-of-potassium-competitive-acid-blocker-following-gastric-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-a-propensity-score-analysis
#8
Yohei Horikawa, Hiroya Mizutamari, Nobuya Mimori, Yuhei Kato, Saki Fushimi, Sayaka Sato, Syunji Okubo
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is a promising method for the resection of superficial gastric neoplasms. Vonoprazan is a novel potassium-competitive acid blocker (P-CAB) that is currently considered as a potential alternative to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for the treatment of acid-related diseases. However, the utility of vonoprazan in ESD-related ulcers is unclear. Therefore, we compared the short-term efficacies of vonoprazan and the PPI lansoprazole in ESD-related ulcer healing during the first two weeks following intervention...
December 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212871/gastric-liposarcoma-resected-by-laparoscopic-total-gastrectomy-to-achieve-a-wide-surgical-margin
#9
Katsuhiro Tomofuji, Jota Watanabe, Naoki Ishida, Shinsuke Kajiwara
Gastric liposarcoma is an extremely rare tumour that usually affects the extremities and retroperitoneum. Preoperative diagnosis is difficult, and operative procedures are not well standardised. A 61-year-old woman presented with melaena, epigastric discomfort and palpitations. Upper endoscopy revealed a submucosal tumour at the posterior gastric fundus with an actively bleeding ulcer on the top. Our preoperative diagnosis was lipoma, and we performed laparoscopic intragastric surgery. However, the histopathological diagnosis was liposarcoma...
December 5, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207867/updated-treatment-strategies-for-intestinal-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
#10
Yong Eun Park, Jae Hee Cheon
Behçet's disease (BD) is a chronic, idiopathic, relapsing immune-mediated disease involving multiple organs, and is characterized by recurrent oral and genital ulcers, ocular disease, gastrointestinal ulcers, vascular diseases, and skin lesions. In particular, gastrointestinal involvement in BD is followed by severe complications, including massive bleeding, bowel perforation, and fistula, which can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. However, the management of intestinal BD has not yet been properly established...
December 8, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204160/does-supplemental-external-beam-radiation-therapy-impact-urinary-bowel-and-erectile-function-following-permanent-prostate-brachytherapy-results-of-two-prospective-randomized-trials
#11
Gregory S Merrick, Ava Tennant, Kent E Wallner, Robert Galbreath, Wayne M Butler, Ryan Fiano, Edward Adamovich
Purpose: To evaluate the impact of supplemental external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) prior to permanent prostate brachytherapy on long term urinary, bowel, and erectile function. Material and methods: Patient administered urinary, bowel, and erectile quality of life (QoL) instrument were obtained prior to treatment and following brachytherapy. The study population was comprised of the 457 patients who were alive as of June 2016, had been randomized to two markedly different supplemental EBRT dose regimens and a third arm without supplemental EBRT, and had completed the June 2016 QoL survey...
October 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201803/massive-lower-gastrointestinal-bleed-caused-by-typhoid-ulcer-conservative-management
#12
Apoorv Goel, Roli Bansal
Typhoid fever is caused by gram-negative organism Salmonella typhi. The usual presentation is high-grade fever, but complications like gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage and perforation are also seen frequently. With the advent of antibiotics, these complications are rarely seen now. We present a case of a young female who was admitted with a diagnosis of typhoid fever presented with a massive GI bleed from ulcers in the terminal ileum and was managed conservatively without endotherapy and surgery. How to cite this article: Goel A, Bansal R...
July 2017: Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199388/efficacy-and-safety-of-stress-ulcer-prophylaxis-in-critically-ill-patients-a-network-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
#13
REVIEW
Waleed Alhazzani, Fayez Alshamsi, Emilie Belley-Cote, Diane Heels-Ansdell, Romina Brignardello-Petersen, Mustafa Alquraini, Anders Perner, Morten Hylander Møller, Mette Krag, Saleh Almenawer, Bram Rochwerg, Joanna Dionne, Roman Jaeschke, Mohammed Alshahrani, Adam Deane, Dan Perri, Lehana Thebane, Awad Al-Omari, Simon Finfer, Deborah Cook, Gordon Guyatt
PURPOSE: Stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) is commonly prescribed in the intensive care unit. However, data from systematic reviews and conventional meta-analyses are limited by imprecision and restricted to direct comparisons. We conducted a network meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) to examine the safety and efficacy of drugs available for SUP in critically ill patients. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library Central Register of Controlled Trials through April 2017 for randomized controlled trials that examined the efficacy and safety of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs), and sucralfate for SUP in critically ill patients...
December 4, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196436/vonoprazan-prevents-low-dose-aspirin-associated-ulcer-recurrence-randomised-phase-3-study
#14
Takashi Kawai, Kazunori Oda, Nobuo Funao, Akira Nishimura, Yasushi Matsumoto, Yuji Mizokami, Kiyoshi Ashida, Kentaro Sugano
OBJECTIVE: Compare efficacy and safety of vonoprazan and lansoprazole for secondary prevention of low-dose aspirin (LDA)-associated peptic ulcers in a 24-week study and long-term extension therapy in separate study. DESIGN: Double-blind, randomised, non-inferiority study; single-blind extension study at 104 Japanese sites, including 621 patients (439 in extension) with a history of peptic ulcers who required long-term LDA therapy. Randomised (1:1:1, computer generated) patients received lansoprazole 15 mg (n=217), vonoprazan 10 mg (n=202) or vonoprazan 20 mg (n=202) once daily for 24 weeks (double blind) and ≤2 years (extension)...
December 1, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182741/off-label-use-of-thoracic-aortic-endovascular-stent-grafts-to-simplify-difficult-resections-and-procedures-in-general-thoracic-surgery
#15
Tanja Walgram, Nicolas Attigah, Igor Schwegler, Markus Weber, Omer Dzemali, Christian Berthold, Dirk Wagnetz, Giovanni L Carboni
OBJECTIVES: Tumour infiltration, or gross infectious involvement of the thoracic aortic wall, poses a significant intraoperative risk for fatal bleeding and therefore could compromise adequate resection or efficient surgical management of pleural infection in a considerable amount of cases. We present 3 successful cases of off-label thoracic aortic endografting to safeguard thoracic aortic wall integrity. METHODS: After all patients received thoracic stent grafts through femoral access into the descending aorta, the first patient underwent a resection of a locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the left inferior lobe cT4cN0-1cM0 after neoadjuvant chemoradiation, which had infiltrated the descending aortic wall...
November 22, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181032/overt-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding-and-pseudotumor-a-rare-presentation-of-cytomegalovirus-infection
#16
Akanksha Agrawal, Deepanshu Jain, Sameer Siddique
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a ubiquitous organism which can infect multiple organs of the body. In an immunocompromised patient, it can have a myriad of gastrointestinal manifestations. We report a case of recurrent hematochezia and concomitant pseudotumor in an AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) patient attributable to CMV infection. A 62-year-old man with a history of AIDS, noncompliant with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), presented with bright red blood per rectum. Index colonoscopy showed presence of multiple ulcers, colonic stenosis, and mass-like appearing lesion...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177374/-effects-in-rats-of-bee-wax-alcohols-d-002-on-ulcerative-colitis-induced-by-dextran-sulfate-and-ethanol
#17
Vivian Molina-Cuevas, Yazmin Ravelo-Calzado, Zullyt Zamora-Rodríguez, Miriam Noa-Puig, Maikel Valle-Clara, Yohani Pérez-Guerra, Ámbar Oyarzabal-Yera, Sonia Jiménez-Despaigne, Rosa Mas-Ferreiro
OBJECTIVES.: To investigate the effects of D-002, a mixture of 6 high molecular weight primary aliphatic alcohols, obtained from beeswax (Apis mellifera), on severe inflammatory ulcerative colitis (UC) induced by Dextran sulfate (DSS) and ethanol in rats (Ratus ratus). MATERIALS AND METHODS.: Rats were randomly distributed in six groups: a zero control to which no damage was caused, and five to which the UC was induced: a negative control (vehicle), three treated with D-002 (25, 100 and 400 mg/kg) and a positive control with sulfasalazine (200 mg/kg) (reference substance)...
April 2017: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177197/foam-sclerotherapy-during-shunt-surgery-for-portal-hypertension-and-varices
#18
Zhe Zhang, Xueming Chen, Chenyu Li, Hai Feng, Hongzhi Yu, Renming Zhu, Tianyou Wang
Objective: This preliminary study investigated the clinical safety and efficacy of foam sclerotherapy during shunt surgery to treat portal hypertension and gastroesophageal varices. Methods: Seven patients with confirmed portal hypertension and a variceal bleeding history underwent mesocaval shunt with simultaneous polidocanol foam injection into the varices. Computed tomography and endoscopic reviews were conducted within two weeks following the procedures and around six months later...
2017: Open Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174928/efficacy-of-indigo-naturalis-in-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial-of-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis
#19
Makoto Naganuma, Shinya Sugimoto, Keiichi Mitsuyama, Taku Kobayashi, Naoki Yoshimura, Hidehisa Ohi, Shinji Tanaka, Akira Andoh, Naoki Ohmiya, Keiichiro Saigusa, Takayuki Yamamoto, Yuichi Morohoshi, Hitoshi Ichikawa, Katsuyoshi Matsuoka, Tadakazu Hisamatsu, Kenji Watanabe, Shinta Mizuno, Wataru Suda, Masahira Hattori, Shinji Fukuda, Akiyoshi Hirayama, Takayuki Abe, Mamoru Watanabe, Toshifumi Hibi, Yasuo Suzuki, Takanori Kanai
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Indigo naturalis (IN) is a traditional Chinese medicine that contains ligands for the aryl hydrocarbon receptor and promotes regeneration of the mucosa, by inducing production of interleukin 22. IN might induce mucosal healing in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). We performed a randomized controlled trial to investigate the safety and efficacy of IN in patients with UC. METHODS: We performed a multicenter, double-blind trial evaluated the safety of 86 patients in Japan with active UC (Mayo scores of 6 or more), enrolled from March 30 through December 27 2016...
November 22, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171065/peptic-ulcer-bleeding-in-cirrhotic-patients-is-as-bad-as-variceal-bleeding
#20
EDITORIAL
Gin-Ho Lo, Thomas Reiberger
Peptic ulcer bleeding (PUB) is among the most common causes of hospitalization worldwide, however, advances in endoscopic and pharmacological therapies have reduced the case fatality rate to 2.1% (1). In contrast, 6-week mortality of acute variceal bleeding (AVB) remained as high as 20% (2-3). Despite the considerable incidence of peptic ulcers with 6-33% and high recurrence rate of PUB in patients with cirrhosis (4), the specific mechanisms responsible for peptic ulcers remain largely unknown in the setting of cirrhosis (4)...
November 23, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
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