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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219694/lenalidomide-maintenance-in-patients-with-relapsed-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-who-are-not-eligible-for-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-an-open-label-single-arm-multicentre-phase-2-trial
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Andrés J M Ferreri, Marianna Sassone, Francesco Zaja, Alessandro Re, Michele Spina, Alice Di Rocco, Alberto Fabbri, Caterina Stelitano, Maurizio Frezzato, Chiara Rusconi, Renato Zambello, Suzana Couto, Yan Ren, Annalisa Arcari, Giovanni Bertoldero, Alessandro Nonis, Lydia Scarfò, Teresa Calimeri, Caterina Cecchetti, Marianna Chiozzotto, Silvia Govi, Maurilio Ponzoni
BACKGROUND: Patients with relapsed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) not eligible for autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) or having relapse after ASCT have a low likelihood of cure. Single-drug maintenance after salvage therapy might be an attractive strategy to prolong survival in these patients. Lenalidomide is a suitable candidate for long-lasting maintenance as it is an oral drug, active against DLBCL that can be taken for years with an acceptable toxicity profile. We designed a study to investigate safety and efficacy of lenalidomide maintenance in patients with chemosensitive relapse of DLBCL not eligible for ASCT or having relapse after ASCT...
February 16, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211281/jejunal-metastasis-of-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Pamela Estévez Boullosa, Alfonso Martínez Turnes, Roberto Carracedo Iglesias, José Ignacio Rodríguez Prada
A 71-year-old female presented with melena and anemia. She had a past medical history of renal cell carcinoma diagnosed six years earlier and treated with left nephrectomy. Gastroscopy and colonoscopy showed no abnormalities. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the third commonest urological malignancy, and approximately 25-50% of patients develop metastatic disease after surgery of the primary tumor. The most common sites of metastasis involve lung, lymph nodes, liver, bone and adrenal glands.
February 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210931/serotonin-syndrome-from-5-hydroxytryptophan-supplement-ingestion-in-a-9-month-old-labrador-retriever
#3
Hopkins Jennifer, Pardo Mariana, Bischoff Karyn
INTRODUCTION: 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) supplements are available over the counter and labeled as sleeping aids and anxiolytics for human use. 5-HTP is a serotonin precursor and overdose can lead to serotonin syndrome. CASE REPORT: A 9-month-old female Labrador retriever was evaluated after ingestion of a 5-HTP supplement. Signs of agitation developed within 1 h of ingestion, and emesis was attempted by the owner with  3% hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) orally. On presentation, the dog was obtunded, bilaterally mydriatic and salivating...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207313/continuous-radiotelemetric-monitoring-of-intragastric-ph-in-a-dog-with-peptic-ulceration
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Michael B Lane, Jeanne C Larson, Jennifer E Stokes, M Katherine Tolbert
CASE DESCRIPTION A 6-year-old castrated male Boxer was evaluated for a 5-week history of frequent vomiting, melena, and signs of abdominal pain following accidental ingestion of 5 to ten 15-mg meloxicam tablets (approx ingested dose, 3.1 to 6.2 mg/kg [1.4 to 2.8 mg/lb]). CLINICAL FINDINGS Clinical signs persisted despite 3 weeks of treatment with sucralfate (41.8 mg/kg [19 mg/lb], PO, q 8 h) and omeprazole (0.8 mg/kg [0.36 mg/lb], PO, q 24 h). Results of a CBC and serum biochemical analysis were unremarkable...
March 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169284/long-term-glycemic-control-in-adult-patients-undergoing-remote-vs-local-total-pancreatectomy-with-islet-autotransplantation
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Samuel J Kesseli, Matthew Wagar, Min K Jung, Kerrington D Smith, Yu Kuei Lin, R Matthew Walsh, Betul Hatipoglu, Martin L Freeman, Timothy L Pruett, Gregory J Beilman, David E R Sutherland, Ty B Dunn, David A Axelrod, Sushela S Chaidarun, Tyler K Stevens, Melena Bellin, Timothy B Gardner
OBJECTIVES: Total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT) is increasingly performed with remote islet cell processing and preparation, i.e., with islet cell isolation performed remotely from the primary surgical site at an appropriately equipped islet isolation facility. We aimed to determine whether TPIAT using remote islet isolation results in comparable long-term glycemic outcomes compared with TPIAT performed with standard local isolation. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of adult patients who underwent TPIAT at three tertiary care centers from 2010 to 2013...
February 7, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147208/systemic-granulomatous-and-haemorrhagic-syndrome-in-new-zealand-dairy-cattle
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T G Rawdon, K N Buckle, K E Lawrence, K G Thompson, A F Julian, B L Vaatstra, A C Johnstone, J F Weston, R A Fairley
CASE HISTORY: Cases were obtained through passive surveillance reporting by veterinary pathologists, via the Ministry for Primary Industries Exotic Pest and Disease Hotline. They included ill or dead cows that had evidence of frank haemorrhage, petechial haemorrhages on mucous membranes, wasting or dermatitis of unknown cause, and were reported between 2009-2014. Affected cows (n=16) were from nine seasonally calving dairy farms, aged ≥3 years, and were predominantly in their mid-to-late non-lactating period...
February 1, 2017: New Zealand Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139503/endoscopic-resection-of-asymptomatic-colonic-polypoid-arteriovenous-malformations-two-case-reports-and-a-literature-review
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Han-Hee Lee, Hyuk-Min Kwon, Sanghyun Gil, Young-Shin Kim, Minjung Cho, Kyung-Jin Seo, Hiun-Suk Chae, Young-Seok Cho
A colonic arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a significant vascular lesion of the gastrointestinal tract and a common cause of lower gastrointestinal bleeding. AVMs are usually identified endoscopically as bright red, flat lesions. AVMs with a polypoid appearance are extremely rare in the large intestine. We present two cases of colonic polypoid AVM, which were detected incidentally during screening colonoscopy. Both the patients had no history of gastrointestinal bleeding such as melena or hematochezia. Colonoscopy revealed pedunculated polyps overlaid by hyperemic mucosa in the ascending colon and proximal sigmoid colon...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138197/hookworm-infestation-as-a-cause-of-melena-and-severe-anaemia-in-farmer
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Marvi Tariq, Syeda Maria Muzammil, Fareed Ahmed Shaikh, K M Inam Pal
Hookworm infections remain a major cause of morbidity in the developing world. Prevalence is highest in agricultural areas, where use of waste water for irrigation and poor hygiene increases infection rates among farmers. Infections present with gastrointestinal symptoms and chronic anaemia, and there are usually no signs of overt blood loss. The following report describes a case of melena in a middle-aged farmer, where the diagnosis of hookworm infestation was delayed due to the unusual presentation. The patient underwent multiple blood transfusions before referral to the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), Karachi and was managed conservatively with mebendazole at our hospital after exclusion of other possible causes of gastrointestinal bleeding...
February 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133322/-long-term-survival-of-a-patient-with-recurrent-duodenal-gist-treated-with-various-molecular-targeted-drugs-and-tae-a-case-report
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Hikari Chidimatsu, Hiroto Matsui, Michihisa Iida, Shinsuke Kanekiyo, Yukio Tokumitsu, Yoshihiro Tokuhisa, Kazuhiko Sakamoto, Nobuaki Suzuki, Shigeru Takeda, Tomio Ueno, Shigeru Yamamoto, Shigefumi Yoshino, Shoichi Hazama, Hiroaki Nagano
The patient was 66-year-old woman with anemia. A 6 cm GIST was diagnosed in the fourth portion of the duodenum using abdominal CT. Duodenal-jejunal segmental resection was performed for the GIST. Four years after surgery, multiple liver metastatic recurrences ofGIST were diagnosed using abdominal CT. The metastatic tumor was treated with imatinib, but the treatment caused adverse events such as leukocytopenia(Grade 2)and anemia(Grade 3). The treatment continued for 41 months while reduced or discontinued during the administration period...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133299/-laparoscopic-lateral-lymph-node-dissection-for-rectal-cancer-with-lateral-lymph-node-metastasis-a-case-report
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Hiroyuki Jin, Hajime Morohashi, Kentaro Sato, Satoko Umetsu, Tatsuya Yoshida, Yusuke Wakasa, Daichi Ichinohe, Hiroshi Ogasawara, Tatsuya Hasebe, Takuya Miura, Yoshiyuki Sakamoto, Kenichi Hakamada
BACKGROUND: Lateral lymph node dissection(LLND)for locally advanced lower rectal cancer is the standard treatment procedure in Japan. We performed LLND with an extraperitoneal approach. Recently, we introduced laparoscopic surgery for locally advanced rectal cancer and laparoscopic LLND. We performed laparoscopic LLND in a patient havinglower rectal cancer with lateral lymph node metastasis that was detected via preoperative imaging. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient was a woman in her 50s who experienced melena and visited a physician...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133153/-a-case-of-gist-in-the-small-intestine-diagnosed-via-ct-after-repeated-melena-and-removed-by-laparoscopy-assisted-surgery
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Hiroyuki Notani, Daisuke Asano, Naoto Fujiwara, Toru Kawamura, Yasushi Sato, Akira Nakashima
A 63-year-old man visited an emergency outpatient unit with the chief complaints of melena and lightheadedness. At the time of the visit, blood tests showed Hb of 4.3 g/dL, suggesting severe anemia, and he exhibited repeated melena, even after hospitalization. Small intestinal bleeding was suspected during endoscopic examination of the lower gastrointestinal tract, and abdominalCT examination suggested a 3.5 cm tumor-like lesion in the jejunum. He was diagnosed as having bleeding of a tumor in the small intestine and consequently underwent laparoscopic surgery...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133118/-a-case-of-colon-metastasis-from-breast-cancer-with-resection-by-laparoscopic-surgery
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Atsushi Ikeda, Yuwa Takahashi, Sanae Nakajima, Atsushi Kawabe, Makoto Kume
A 50-year-old woman underwent breast-conserving surgery and axillary lymph node dissection for left breast cancer in May 2003. She received chemotherapy and radiation for lymph node, lung, and brain metastases. In October 2015, because of abdominal pain and melena, she underwent colonoscopy for suspected sigmoid colon metastasis from breast cancer. We performed laparoscopic sigmoidectomy and diagnosed sigmoid colon metastasis from breast cancer after histopathological examination. Colon metastasis from breast cancer can occur, although it is very rare...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133099/-surgery-for-multiple-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-of-the-small-intestine-in-patients-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1-a-report-of-three-cases
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Reiko Ohtake, Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Satoshi Murata, Sachiko Kaida, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Katsushi Takebayashi, Hiroya Akabori, Hiromichi Sonoda, Tsuyoshi Mori, Tomoharu Shimizu, Shigeyuki Naka, Shigeki Banba, Tomoyuki Tsujikawa, Akira Ando, Masaji Tani
We report 3 cases of multiple GIST of the small intestine in 3 patients with NF1 who have been followed for over 5 years. All patients presented with melena, and tumors of the small intestine suspected to be GIST were found on endoscopy. We performed partial resections of the small intestine for all 3 patients. After surgery, 1 patient had residual tumors that gradually enlarged during 8 year 2 months and another had residual tumors that have been stable for 8 years. In the third patient, we resected all the tumors, and there has been no sign of recurrence in 6 year 1 month...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130285/migrating-coil
#14
Kai Rou Tey, Avin Aggarwal, Bhaskar Banerjee
We describe a rare case of a 60-year-old man with known history of peptic ulcer disease who presented with melena and epigastric pain secondary to coil migration into duodenal mucosa 4 years after the initial therapeutic embolisation of the gastroduodenal artery. Upper endoscopy revealed oozing duodenal ulcer at the same site of the previously located duodenal ulcer 4 years ago and metal coil impacted at the duodenal mucosa. It is unclear if the coil migration is the effect or the cause of the bleeding duodenal ulcer...
January 27, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121921/incidence-of-hcv-induced-esophageal-varices-in-egypt-valuable-knowledge-using-data-mining-analysis
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Mahmoud Abdel-Aty, Mahmoud Fouad, Mohammad M Sallam, Elsayed A Elgohary, Ali Ismael, Abdallah Nawara, Baha Hawary, Mohammed Tag-Adeen, Salama Khaled
Esophageal varices is one of the most important comorbidity related liver cirrhosis, patients usually presented with hematemesis, melena, or both, ultimately 20% is the mortality during the first attack, hence we aimed to investigate the incidence of such esophageal varices related chronic Hepatitis C virus (HCV) in randomized Egyptian population.One thousand eighteen Egyptian patients, aged between 17 and 58 years, positive for Hepatitis C virus genotype 4 (HCV-4) by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay Ab and HCV RNA-polymerase chain reaction were screened for the presence of esophageal varices...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105235/impact-of-chemotherapy-on-eosinophilia-associated-advanced-rectal-cancer-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Maki Inoue, Jun Kadono, Hiroshi Sugita, Toshihiro Nakazono, Shunsuke Motoi, Iwao Kitazono, Yuko Goto, Yoshihiko Fukukura, Makoto Yoshimitsu, Takaharu Misaka, Yutaka Imoto
The present study reports a case of eosinophilia-associated rectal cancer that was successfully stabilized using chemotherapy, and reviews the mechanisms of eosinophilia and the importance of chemotherapy. A 65-year-old man, who had previously been diagnosed with suspected rectal cancer, presented with the chief complaint of melena. Eosinophilia, abnormal blood coagulation, and elevated carcinoembryonic antigen and carbohydrate antigen 19-9 tumor marker levels were observed, and the patient was subsequently diagnosed with advanced rectal cancer accompanied by multiple lymph node metastases that extended from the para-aortic lymph nodes to the left axillary lymph nodes...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101304/gastric-antral-webs-in-adults-a-case-series-characterizing-their-clinical-presentation-and-management-in-the-modern-endoscopic-era
#17
Shannon J Morales, Neha Nigam, Walid M Chalhoub, Dalia I Abdelaziz, James H Lewis, Stanley B Benjamin
AIM: To investigate the current management of gastric antral webs (GAWs) among adults and identify optimal endoscopic and/or surgical management for these patients. METHODS: We reviewed our endoscopy database seeking to identify patients in whom a GAW was visualized among 24640 esophagogastroduodenoscopies (EGD) over a seven-year period (2006-2013) at a single tertiary care center. The diagnosis of GAW was suspected during EGD if aperture size of the antrum did not vary with peristalsis or if a "double bulb" sign was present on upper gastrointestinal series...
January 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072750/upper-gastrointestinal-ectopic-variceal-bleeding-treated-with-various-endoscopic-modalities-case-reports-and-literature-review
#18
Sang Woo Park, Eunae Cho, Chung Hwan Jun, Sung Kyu Choi, Hyun Soo Kim, Chang Hwan Park, Jong Sun Rew, Sung Bum Cho, Hee Joon Kim, Mingui Han, Kyu Man Cho
RATIONALE: Ectopic variceal bleeding is a rare (2-5%) but fatal gastrointestinal bleed in patients with portal hypertension. Patients with ectopic variceal bleeding manifest melena, hematochezia, or hematemesis, which require urgent managements. Definitive therapeutic modalities of ectopic varices are not yet standardized because of low incidence. Various therapeutic modalities have been applied on the basis of the experiences of experts or availability of facilities, with varying results...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072748/giant-polypoid-gastric-heterotopia-in-the-small-intestine-in-a-boy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Jing Cai, Haibo Yu
RATIONALE: Heterotopic gastric mucosa has been described at various locations of the body; however, the polyp composed of heterotopic gastric mucosa in the small intestine is rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 15-year-old boy visited us for investigation of recurrent episodes of melena. Capsule endoscopy (CE) revealed a polypoid tumor in the ileum, with an active nearby hemorrhage. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) showed a tumor in the right quadrant of the abdomen, with a diameter of about 18 × 14 mm...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069255/is-urgent-ct-angiography-necessary-in-cases-of-acute-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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A Martín Díaz, L Fernández Rodríguez, M Martí de Gracia
Acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding usually presents as hematochezia, rectal bleeding or melena and represents 1-2% of the medical appointments in the Emergency Services. Mortality reaches the 30-40% and it is highly related with the severity and associated comorbidity. Most clinical practice guidelines include colonoscopy at some point in the diagnostic and therapeutic process (urgent for severe cases and ambulatory for mild ones) and look for predictors of severity. In the last years, there have been numerous studies where is clear the relevance and complementarity of advanced diagnostic imaging techniques, gradually incorporated as an alternative or second step in severe cases...
January 6, 2017: Radiología
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