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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676346/formal-saline-versus-honey-as-escharotic-in-the-conservative-management-of-major-omphaloceles
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Christopher O Bode, Adesoji O Ademuyiwa, Olumide A Elebute
Background: The use of honey as an escharotic agent in the conservative management of omphalocele major has not been widely explored in spite of its proven benefits in chronic wound management. We explored the use of local honey as an escharotic agent by comparing its use with 2.5% formal saline in the conservative management of major omphaloceles at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria. Methods: From January 2006 to December 2009, 43 consecutive newborns with intact omphalocele major were alternately assigned into either Honey (H) or formal saline (FS) group...
January 2018: Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675635/intussusception-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-laparoscopic-management
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Enrico Facchiano, Emanuele Soricelli, Luca Leuratti, Viviana Caputo, Giovanni Quartararo, Marcello Lucchese
INTRODUCTION: Intussusception represents an uncommon cause of intestinal obstruction after Rouxen-Y gastric bypass. Symptoms are not specific and clinical presentation may vary from acute intestinal obstruction with or without bowel necrosis to intermittent or chronic pain. CT scan is the diagnostic test of choice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 38-year-old woman who had undergone RYGBP 5 months prior was admitted to our Emergency Department with acute abdominal pain, alimentary and bilious vomiting, and fever...
April 19, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674851/gastrointestinal-obstruction-caused-by-solidification-and-coagulation-of-enteral-nutrition-pathogenetic-mechanisms-and-potential-risk-factors
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Grazia Leonello, Antonio Giacomo Rizzo, Viviane Di Dio, Antonio Soriano, Claudia Previti, Grazia Giulia Pantè, Claudio Mastrojeni, Sebastiano Pantè
Enteral nutrition (EN) is preferred in order to provide nutrition and reduce catabolism in critically ill patients. Recent studies suggest that the use of EN is successful and complications are rare. However, an underestimated mechanical complication of tube feedings seen in critically ill patients is the coagulation and solidification of the EN causing gastrointestinal obstruction. This report describes two clinical cases (1.23% of all cases seen at our clinic) of obstruction and perforation of the small bowel secondary to the solidification of EN...
2018: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674396/laparoscopic-management-of-an-internal-hernia-in-a-pregnant-woman-with-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
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Umashankkar Kannan, Ranjan Gupta, Brian F Gilchrist, Venkata N Kella
Management of abdominal pain in a pregnant patient with a history of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass presents unique challenges. A misdiagnosis or delay in management can result in lethal maternal-fetal outcomes. We present a 30-year-old woman at 21 weeks of pregnancy presented with abdominal pain. She had a history of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass performed 3 years earlier. The clinical examination was remarkable for epigastric pain and tenderness. The vital signs and laboratory examinations were unremarkable...
April 19, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673922/patient-reported-outcomes-after-treatment-for-clinically-localized-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Mónica Ávila, Laila Patel, Silvia López, Laura Cortés-Sanabria, Olatz Garin, Àngels Pont, Ferran Ferrer, Ana Boladeras, Victor Zamora, Sophie Fosså, Anne H Storås, Martin Sanda, Vicky Serra-Sutton, Montse Ferrer
BACKGROUND: The aim of this systematic review is to assess the impact of primary treatments with curative intention in patients with localized prostate cancer, measured with Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs), and to examine differences among modalities within treatments. METHODS: We conducted a systematic literature search for January 2005-March 2017 following PRISMA guidelines, including longitudinal studies measuring disease-specific PROs in localized prostate cancer patients with a follow-up from pre- to post-treatment (≥1 year)...
April 3, 2018: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672294/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-choledocho-enterostomy-by-using-lumen-apposing-metal-stent-in-patients-with-failed-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-a-literature-review
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Deepanshu Jain, Manan Shah, Upen Patel, Abhinav Sharma, Shashideep Singhal
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) has been the cornerstone in the management of malignant jaundice to provide symptomatic relief and/or to allow chemotherapy. Difficult biliary cannulation or the presence of concomitant duodenal obstruction may lead to its failure. METHOD: An extensive English literature search was done via PubMed and Google Scholar to identify 13 peer-reviewed original articles. RESULTS: Of 92 patients, 98...
April 19, 2018: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665643/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-iranian-propolis-on-the-severity-of-post-operational-induced-peritoneal-adhesion-in-rats
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Vahid Reza Askari, Vafa Baradaran Rahimi, Parvin Zamani, Narges Fereydouni, Pouria Rahmanian-Devin, Amir Hossein Sahebkar, Hassan Rakhshandeh
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal adhesion is a major complication of surgery that can lead to serious problems such as bowel obstruction, pain, infertility and even mortality. Propolis is a honey bee product with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant activities that could potentially protect against adhesive surgical complications. METHODS: Forty 8-weeks-old rats (275 ± 25 g) were divided into five groups: normal group without any surgical procedure, and experimental groups treated with normal saline, 50 mg/kg, 100 mg/kg and 200 mg/kg of propolis...
March 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664798/pouch-volvulus-in-patients-having-undergone-restorative-proctocolectomy-for-ulcerative-colitis-a-case-series
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Rachel M Landisch, Paul M Knechtges, Mary F Otterson, Kirk A Ludwig, Timothy J Ridolfi
BACKGROUND: Restorative proctocolectomy with IPAA improves quality of life in patients with medically refractory ulcerative colitis. Although bowel obstruction is common, pouch volvulus is rare and described only in case reports. Diagnosis can be challenging, resulting in delayed care and heightened morbidity. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to delineate the symptoms and successful management strategies used in patients with IPAA volvulus that result in pouch salvage...
April 16, 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662933/endometriosis-a-rare-cause-of-large-bowel-obstruction
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Gonçalo Alexandrino, Luís Carvalho Lourenço, Rita Carvalho, Cisaltina Sobrinho, David Valadas Horta, Jorge Reis
Large bowel obstruction can result in significant morbidity and mortality, especially in cases of acute complete obstruction. There are many possible causes, the most common in adults being colorectal cancer. Endometriosis is a benign disease, and the most affected extragenital location is the bowel, especially the rectosigmoid junction. However, transmural involvement and acute occlusion are very rare events. We report an exceptional case of acute large bowel obstruction as the initial presentation of endometriosis...
March 2018: GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658678/emergency-surgery-for-bowel-obstruction-in-extremely-aged-patients
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Alberto Oldani, Valentina Gentile, Chiara Magaton, Marcello Calabrò, Fabio Maroso, Lidia Ravizzini, Giacomo Deiro, Maurizio Amato, Sergio Gentilli
BACKGROUND: As a result of the increasing of life expectancy, the incidence of pathologies that can lead to operation for bowel obstruction is also increasing. Comorbidities and reduced physiological reserve can decrease elderly patients' ability to tolerate operations especially in an emergency context. We retrospectively evaluated the treatment and outcomes of a cohort of patients aged more than 85 years who underwent emergency surgery for intestinal occlusion. METHODS: 278 patients who were admitted to our Institution and operated for acute bowel obstruction have been included in our study...
April 13, 2018: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657312/left-upper-quadrant-appendicitis-in-a-patient-with-congenital-intestinal-malrotation-and-polysplenia
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Camille Lupiañez-Merly, Stephanie C Torres-Ayala, Lorena Morales, Adel Gonzalez, José A Lara-Del Rio, Ivonne Ojeda-Boscana
BACKGROUND Appendicitis is the most common cause of abdominal pain requiring emergent surgical intervention. Although typically presenting as right lower-quadrant pain, in rare cases it may present as left upper-quadrant pain secondary to abnormal position due to intestinal malrotation. Since atypical presentations may result in diagnostic and management delay, increasing morbidity and mortality, accurate and prompt diagnosis is important. Therefore, acute appendicitis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of left upper-quadrant abdominal pain...
April 16, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655368/spontaneous-posterior-rectus-sheath-hernia-a-case-report
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Chu Woon Ng, Anna Sandstrom, Grace Lim
BACKGROUND: Hernias of the posterior rectus sheath are very rare abdominal wall hernias with only a handful of cases reported in the literature to date. As an uncommon disease, it is important to recognize and report this case in order to enhance scientific knowledge of this disease. CASE PRESENTATION: This case report presents a spontaneous posterior rectus sheath herniation in a 79-year-old white man with previous abdominal surgery for appendicitis. His herniation was discovered incidentally during an examination for his chief complaints of lower abdominal pain and diarrhea which were later diagnosed as Salmonella-related gastroenteritis...
April 15, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651811/acute-chylous-peritonitis-as-a-result-of-jejunal-volvulus-and-small-bowel-obstruction-from-a-congenital-band-adhesion
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Veral Vishnoi, Sang Woo Park, Peter Martin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 12, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651801/peritoneal-encapsulation-with-an-abnormal-vessel-in-a-band-causing-small-bowel-obstruction-a-rare-entity
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Edoardo Segalini, Domenico Giuliani, GianAttilio Puerari, Matteo Magnoli, Graziano Pisano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 12, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650363/chemotherapy-versus-chemoradiotherapy-after-surgery-and-preoperative-chemotherapy-for-resectable-gastric-cancer-critics-an-international-open-label-randomised-phase-3-trial
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Annemieke Cats, Edwin P M Jansen, Nicole C T van Grieken, Karolina Sikorska, Pehr Lind, Marianne Nordsmark, Elma Meershoek-Klein Kranenbarg, Henk Boot, Anouk K Trip, H A Maurits Swellengrebel, Hanneke W M van Laarhoven, Hein Putter, Johanna W van Sandick, Mark I van Berge Henegouwen, Henk H Hartgrink, Harm van Tinteren, Cornelis J H van de Velde, Marcel Verheij
BACKGROUND: Both perioperative chemotherapy and postoperative chemoradiotherapy improve survival in patients with resectable gastric cancer from Europe and North America. To our knowledge, these treatment strategies have not been investigated in a head to head comparison. We aimed to compare perioperative chemotherapy with preoperative chemotherapy and postoperative chemoradiotherapy in patients with resectable gastric adenocarcinoma. METHODS: In this investigator-initiated, open-label, randomised phase 3 trial, we enrolled patients aged 18 years or older who had stage IB- IVA resectable gastric or gastro-oesophageal adenocarcinoma (as defined by the American Joint Committee on Cancer, sixth edition), with a WHO performance status of 0 or 1, and adequate cardiac, bone marrow, liver, and kidney function...
April 9, 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650139/follow-up-management-of-cystectomy-patients
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REVIEW
Madhumitha Reddy, Karim Kader
Bladder cancer is the sixth leading cancer in the United States. Radical cystectomy is a lifesaving procedure for bladder cancer with or without muscle invasion. Radical cystectomy is performed on 39% of these patients, and 35% will have a life-threatening recurrence. Distant metastases are the most common; local, upper tract, and urethral recurrence can also occur. Surveillance after cystectomy is critical to diagnosing recurrence early. Functional complications after urinary diversion include bowel dysfunction, vitamin B12 deficiency, acidosis, electrolyte abnormalities, osteopenia, nephrolithiasis, urinary tract infections, renal functional decline, and urinary obstruction, which can be reversed when diagnosed early...
May 2018: Urologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649951/biliary-ascariasis-presenting-with-gangrenous-perforation-of-the-gall-bladder-report-of-a-case-and-brief-review-of-literature
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Ankush Sharma, Priyansh Jariwala, Navneet Kaur
The most common cause of gallbladder perforation is calculous cholecystitis. Rarer causes include trauma, iatrogenic injuries, biliary stasis and gall bladder ischemia. We report a case of gall bladder gangrene with perforation, secondary to extensive ascariasis. A 45-year-old woman presented with acute intestinal obstruction and jaundice. She had abdominal distension and right hypochondrial tenderness. Abdominal radiography showed dilated bowel loops and ultrasonogram showed worms in the small intestine and biliary tree...
January 1, 2018: Tropical Doctor
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644047/two-patients-with-spontaneous-transomental-hernia-treated-with-laparoscopic-surgery-a-review
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Koichi Inukai, Nobuhiro Takashima, Hirotaka Miyai, Minoru Yamamoto, Kenji Kobayashi, Moritsugu Tanaka, Tetsushi Hayakawa
Here, we report two patients with transomental hernia who were successfully treated with laparoscopic surgery. The first patient was a 58-year-old female who presented to our hospital with abdominal pain and vomiting; she had no history of abdominal surgery. Enhanced computed tomography revealed strangulation ileus due to an internal hernia. The second patient was a 36-year-old male who presented to our hospital with abdominal pain and no history of abdominal surgery. Enhanced computed tomography indicated transomental hernia...
April 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644034/food-ileus-secondary-to-citrus-fruit-associated-with-a-meckel-s-diverticulum-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Yukihiro Tatekawa
The case of an 11-year-old boy with an orange-associated ileus in the setting of a mesodiverticular band from a Meckel's diverticulum is reported herein. Computed tomography showed a small bowel feces sign. He underwent laparoscopic-assisted surgery, and intraoperative findings revealed a Meckel's diverticulum associated with a mesodiverticular band distal to dilated small bowel. After resection of the Meckel's diverticulum and inspection of the intestinal contents proximal to the obstruction, it was apparent that undigested food material was impacted proximal to the obstruction...
March 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628008/abdominal-drainage-after-laparoscopic-appendectomy-in-children-an-endless-controversy
#20
B Aneiros Castro, I Cano, A García, P Yuste, E Ferrero, A Gómez
BACKGROUND: Routine prophylactic abdominal drains after laparoscopic appendectomy for perforated appendicitis in children are still controversial. Throughout the history of surgery, potential benefits of the abdominal drains have been described. However, in recent studies, no benefits were observed and serious complications have been reported. METHODS: From January 2000 to December 2013, all charts of the pediatric patients who underwent laparoscopic appendectomy in our tertiary center were revised...
April 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
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