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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872426/gastric-tube-esophageal-reconstruction-in-children-with-esophageal-atresia-and-caustic-stricture-study-of-clinical-value-based-on-25-years-single-centre-experience
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Maja Milickovic, Djordje Savic, Blagoje Grujic, Aleksandar Vlahovic, Miroslav Vukadin, Mila Stajevic, Vladimir Kojovic
AIM: The aim of this study was estimation of clinical value of gastric tube esophagoplasty in children based on one single center experience. METHODS: Forty - nine patients with diagnosis of EA (n=22) and caustic esophageal injury (n=27) had undergone reverse gastric tube esophagoplasty during 25 years at our institution. Almost all EA patients received initially gastrostomy and cervical esophagostomy. Majority of CS patients had initially repeated dilatation therapy...
November 21, 2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859311/basic-mechanism-of-button-battery-ingestion-injuries-and-novel-mitigation-strategies-after-diagnosis-and-removal
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Kris R Jatana, Keith Rhoades, Scott Milkovich, Ian N Jacobs
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Button battery (BB) injuries continue to be a significant source of morbidity and mortality, and there is a need to confirm the mechanism of injury for development of additional mitigation strategies. STUDY DESIGN: Cadaveric piglet esophageal model. METHODS: Lithium, silver oxide, alkaline, and zinc-air BBs were placed in thawed sections of cadaveric piglet esophagus, bathed in normal saline. Severity of gross visual burn, pH, and temperature were recorded every 30 minutes for 6 hours...
November 9, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853393/acute-abdomen-as-a-consequence-of-an-unusual-suicide-attempt-intra-abdominal-injection-of-sulfuric-acid
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Anna Lepore, Davide D'Antini, Pasquale Raimondo, Lucia Mirabella, Leonardo Pennisi, Giuseppe Carrillo, Antonella Cotoia, Michele Dambrosio, Gilda Cinnella
Caustic ingestion is a common cause of life-threatening upper gastrointestinal tract injuries. It mostly happens in children as accidental exposure, but may occur in adults as a result of suicide attempt. We present a case of an acute abdomen that occurred after a peculiar way of self-administration of sulfuric acid as a suicide attempt in an adult psychiatric male patient, already known for self-harm with caustic agents in the previous years. In a few hours, the patient developed diffuse peritonitis, pneumoperitoneum, and a rapid hemodynamic deterioration, as a consequence of ileum and sigmoid necrosis, requiring an emergency surgery with the application of a damage control strategy...
2016: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820735/consequences-of-extracellular-trap-formation-in-sepsis
#4
Xian M O'Brien, Bethany M Biron, Jonathan S Reichner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review will focus on in-vivo findings derived from animal models of sepsis regarding the trapping role of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) which is difficult to assess ex vivo. The NETotic response of neutrophils at sites of sterile injury or autoimmune disease is destructive as no antimicrobial advantage to the host is realized and dampening NETosis is largely beneficial. In early stages of local infection or in sepsis, the trapping function of NETs may help abscess formation and limit microbial dissemination...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810604/corrigendum-to-esophageal-remnant-cancer-35-years-after-acidic-caustic-injury-a-case-report-int-j-surg-case-rep-25-2016-215-217
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Ioannis Ntanasis-Stathopoulos, Tania Triantafyllou, Vasiliki Xiromeritou, Nikolaos Bliouras, Chriso Loizou, Dimitrios Theodorou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 27, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738603/corrosive-esophagitis-with-benzalkonium-chloride-in-a-two-days-old-neonate
#6
Hasret Ayyildiz Civan, Didem Gulcu, Tulay Erkan
Benzalkonium chloride (BAC) is a caustic agent which is used in farms, homes and hospitals for cleaning skin and wounds as an antiseptic solution. It may lead to digestive system injuries in case of ingestion. We present a two-days-old newborn case which was carried to the emergency unit with complaints of poor breastfeeding, uneasiness and crying for 4-6 hours. Her mom confessed that she had given a spoon of 10% BAC solution for her cough. Initial laboratory tests were in normal ranges. A gastroscopy performed in the second hour of her admission revealed an hyperemic and edematous mucosa in the middle third of esophagus and a circumferential ulceration followed in the distal portion...
September 2016: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716764/-use-of-corticosteroids-in-esophagitis-caustic-ingestion-report-of-two-cases
#7
Alexis José Ormeño Julca
Exposure to potentially toxic substances represents 0.3% of annual visits to a pediatric emergency department, being a situation likely to be prevented and that generates a non-negligible morbidity and mortality. The most common route of exposure is the oral and drugs are the products most frequently involved. Esophagitis caustic ingestion of corrosive substances in childhood is now a public health problem in developing countries. Clinical manifestations vary from no injuries serious commitment to high risk of death observed more frequently in patients between one and three years old...
July 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650003/the-cervicosternolaparotomy-approach-for-the-treatment-of-graft-dysfunction-after-retrosternal-esophageal-reconstruction-for-caustic-injuries
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Thibault Voron, Morgan Anyla, Helene Corte, Eric Roland, Nicolas Munoz-Bongrand, Emile Sarfati, Pierre Cattan, Mircea Chirica
OBJECTIVE: The study purpose was to report the indications, technical aspects, and outcomes of cervicosternolaparotomy during revision surgery after esophageal reconstruction for caustic injuries. METHODS: Patients who underwent cervicosternolaparotomy during revision surgery for graft dysfunction between 1999 and 2015 were included. Cervicosternolaparotomy was performed to mobilize and pull up the primary conduit during surgery for strictures (rescue cervicosternolaparotomy) or to allow retrosternal access for management of other graft-related complications (exposure cervicosternolaparotomy)...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27593548/treatment-of-caustic-esophageal-injury-the-source-of-knowledge-is-experience
#9
Victor A Ferraris
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27424019/caustic-agent-ingestion-by-a-1-5-year-old-boy
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Behdad Gharib, Masoud Mohammadpour, Bahareh Yaghmaie, Meisam Sharifzadeh, Mehrzad Mehdizadeh, Fatemeh Zamani, Rouhollah Edalatkhah, Reihaneh Mohsenipour
We present a case of caustic ingestion by a 1.5-year-old boy. The caustic agent was drain opener which is a strong alkaline substance. Children in Iran and many other countries are still exposed to not "child proof" (child resistant packaging) toxic substance containers. Ingestion of caustic agents may lead to necrosis, perforation, and strictures. Substances that are ingested more frequently are liquid alkali material which causes severe, deep liquefaction necrosis. Common signs and symptoms of caustic agents are vomiting, drooling, refusal to drink, oral burns, stridor, hematemesis, dyspnea, dysphagia and abdominal pain...
July 2016: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27409090/-caustics-injuries-in-the-upper-gastrointestinal-tract-clinical-and-endoscopic-features
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Briny Omar Rodríguez Vargas, Eduardo Monge Salgado, Pedro Montes Teves, Sonia Salazar Ventura, Edson Guzmán Calderón
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical and endoscopic features of caustics injuries in the upper gastrointestinal tract in patients of the National Hospital Daniel Alcides Carrión. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A descriptive study was conducted; the study populations were patients diagnosed with caustic ingestion who were admitted into the Gastroenterology service of the HNDAC to perform an upper endoscopy during the period of January 2009 to December 2012. We documented the type of caustic substance ingested, cause of intake, amount ingested, intake mode, signs or symptoms present, endoscopic findings as classified by Zargar, presence of complications and treatment performed...
April 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27394396/esophageal-remnant-cancer-35-years-after-acidic-caustic-injury-a-case-report
#12
Ioannis Ntanasis-Stathopoulos, Stamatina Triantafyllou, Vasiliki Xiromeritou, Nikolaos Bliouras, Chriso Loizou, Dimitrios Theodorou
INTRODUCTION: Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma has been described as a long-term consequence following ingestion of corrosive substances. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a rare case of a 62-year-old female patient with a history of acidic caustic injury 35 years ago, for which she had undergone near total esophagogastrectomy with right colon interposition. Recently, she presented with worsening dysphagia, weight loss, neck swelling and chest pain. After the diagnostic workup, an invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus was confirmed...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27331918/from-reflux-esophagitis-to-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
#13
Rhonda F Souza
Reflux esophagitis causes Barrett's metaplasia, an abnormal esophageal mucosa predisposed to adenocarcinoma. Medical therapy for reflux esophagitis focuses on decreasing gastric acid production with proton pump inhibitors. We have reported that reflux esophagitis in a rat model develops from a cytokine-mediated inflammatory injury, not from a caustic chemical (acid) injury. In this model, refluxed acid and bile stimulate the release of inflammatory cytokines from esophageal squamous cells, recruiting lymphocytes first to the submucosa and later to the luminal surface...
2016: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27197994/clinical-spectrum-and-management-of-caustic-ingestion-a-case-series-presenting-three-opposing-outcomes
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Antonios I Vezakis, Eirini V Pantiora, Elissaios A Kontis, Vasileios Sakellariou, Dimitrios Theodorou, Georgios Gkiokas, Andreas A Polydorou, Georgios P Fragulidis
BACKGROUND: Ingestion of caustic substances is a medical emergency in both the adult and pediatric population and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. The extent of injuries after ingestion of caustic substances depends on the nature, amount, and concentration of the agent and on the exposure time. Acutely, caustic substances may cause massive hemorrhage and gastrointestinal tract perforation; the most markedly affected cases require urgent surgical treatment. Patients surviving the initial event may present with aorto-enteric or gastrocolic fistulae, esophageal strictures, dysphagia, and increased risk of esophageal cancer as long term sequelae...
May 20, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27123808/computed-tomography-evaluation-of-esophagogastric-necrosis-after-caustic-ingestion
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Mircea Chirica, Matthieu Resche-Rigon, Anne Marie Zagdanski, Matthieu Bruzzi, Damien Bouda, Eric Roland, François Sabatier, Fatiha Bouhidel, Francine Bonnet, Nicolas Munoz-Bongrand, Jean Marc Gornet, Emile Sarfati, Pierre Cattan
BACKGROUND: Endoscopy is the standard of care for emergency patient evaluation after caustic ingestion. However, the inaccuracy of endoscopy in determining the depth of intramural necrosis may lead to inappropriate decision-making with devastating consequences. Our aim was to evaluate the use of computed tomography (CT) for the emergency diagnostic workup of patients with caustic injuries. METHODS: In a prospective study, we used a combined endoscopy-CT decision-making algorithm...
July 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27085211/evaluation-of-the-algerbrush-ii-rotating-burr-as-a-tool-for-inducing-ocular-surface-failure-in-the-new-zealand-white-rabbit
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Fiona J Li, Elham Nili, Cora Lau, Neil A Richardson, Jennifer Walshe, Nigel L Barnett, Brendan G Cronin, Lawrence W Hirst, Ivan R Schwab, Traian V Chirila, Damien G Harkin
The New Zealand White rabbit has been widely used as a model of limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD). Current techniques for experimental induction of LSCD utilize caustic chemicals, or organic solvents applied in conjunction with a surgical limbectomy. While generally successful in depleting epithelial progenitors, the depth and severity of injury is difficult to control using chemical-based methods. Moreover, the anterior chamber can be easily perforated while surgically excising the corneal limbus. In the interest of creating a safer and more defined LSCD model, we have therefore evaluated a mechanical debridement technique based upon use of the AlgerBrush II rotating burr...
June 2016: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27074641/evidence-based-management-of-caustic-exposures-in-the-emergency-department
#17
Rachel S Wightman, Kevin B Read, Robert S Hoffman
Caustics are common in household and industrial products, and, when ingested, they can pose a significant public health risk. Caustic exposures in adults typically present in the setting of occupational exposure or suicide attempt; exposures in children occur most often by unintentional ingestion. Caustics cause local damage upon contact with tissue surfaces and can lead to systemic toxicity. Endoscopy is recommended in all intentional ingestions (and many unintentional ingestions) to grade injury severity, determine treatment options, and assess prognosis; however, it is generally best performed within 24 hours post ingestion to avoid risk of perforation...
May 2016: Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27064367/the-effect-of-ringer-s-solution-within-a-dressing-to-elicit-pain-relief
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REVIEW
M Colegrave, M G Rippon, C Richardson
Clinical studies suggest that dressings containing Ringer's solution, such as the TenderWet and HydroClean families, provide relief from wound pain. This report reviews the available evidence and possible mechanisms for the relief of wound pain by these dressings. The ability of dressings containing Ringer's solution to provide pain relief is likely to be through providing a moist environment that is favourable for wound healing; furthermore, the dressing augments the protective barrier function by having additional fluid under the dressing, which covers exposed nerve endings and protects against friction damage...
April 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27013752/challenges-in-anaesthetic-management-of-a-child-for-thoracoscopic-assisted-oesophageal-replacement
#19
K R Chandrakala, Bindu Nagaraj, D V Bhagya, Y R Chandrika
The loss of oesophageal length or obliteration of oesophageal lumen due to stricture acquired by accidental caustic ingestion is more common in children that may require major operative reconstruction. A number of procedures have been developed for anatomic replacement of oesophagus of which thoracoscopic assisted gastric transposition has shown the best outcome in children. This demands an extensive pre-operative evaluation, preparation and anaesthetic management since this is challenging and prolonged procedure done under one lung ventilation (OLV)...
February 2016: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26920407/the-damage-pattern-to-the-gastrointestinal-tract-depends-on-the-nature-of-the-ingested-caustic-agent
#20
Romain Ducoudray, Antoine Mariani, Helene Corte, Aurore Kraemer, Nicolas Munoz-Bongrand, Emile Sarfati, Pierre Cattan, Mircea Chirica
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms of damage to the gastrointestinal tract after caustic ingestion are conditioned by the nature of the ingested agent. Whether the nature of the ingested agent has a direct influence on patient outcomes is unknown. METHODS: From January 2013 to April 2015, 144 patients underwent emergency management for caustic injuries at the Saint Louis Hospital in Paris. There were 51 men (51 %) and the median age was 44 years [39, 48]. The ingested agents were soda-based strong alkali in 85 patients (59 %), strong acids in 36 patients (25 %), and bleach in 23 patients (16 %)...
July 2016: World Journal of Surgery
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