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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626375/intravenous-bevacizumab-therapy-in-a-patient-with-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-eng-e137k-alcoholic-cirrhosis-and-portal-hypertension
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Luigi F Bertoli, Pauline L Lee, Lauren Lallone, James C Barton
Intravenous bevacizumab decreased mucosal bleeding in some patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). We treated a 47-year-old male who had HHT, severe epistaxis, and gastrointestinal bleeding, alcoholic cirrhosis, and portal hypertension with intravenous bevacizumab 2.5 mg/kg every 2 weeks. We tabulated these measures weekly during weeks 1-33 (no bevacizumab); 34-57 (bevacizumab); and 58-97 (no bevacizumab): hemoglobin (Hb) levels; platelet counts; units of transfused packed erythrocytes (PRBC units); and quantities of iron infused as iron dextran to support erythropoiesis...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626176/gastroduodenal-intussusception-with-a-gastric-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-treated-by-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection
#2
Kenji Yamauchi, Masaya Iwamuro, Eiji Ishii, Makoto Narita, Nobuto Hirata, Hiroyuki Okada
A 95-year-old Japanese woman presented to our hospital with intermittent vomiting and several episodes of melena. Abdominal computed tomography revealed intussusception of the gastric tumor into the duodenum. After endoscopic reduction, endoscopic ultrasonography identified a hypoechogenic lesion limited to the submucosal layer. Endoscopic resection was performed as a localized treatment for the prevention of recurrent gastroduodenal intussusception. To our knowledge, there have been no other reports describing a gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumor presenting with gastroduodenal intussusception and treated using an endoscopic submucosal dissection technique...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616610/current-approaches-to-gastric-cancer-in-peru-and-mexico
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Erlan Santos
In Peru, the incidence of gastric cancer is reported to be around 15.8 per 100,000 inhabitants and it is the second most common oncological disease in men and the third one in women. Additionally, a high mortality index was reported, especially among poor people. To address this issue, in 2008, Peru initiated several insurance treatment plans of oncological diseases with promising results. In Mexico, there is a high predominance of gastric cancer in male gender compared to female gender, even reaching a 2/1 ratio, and the detection rate of early gastric cancer is low (10% to 20%) which results in a mainly palliative treatment with an overall survival rate in 5 years about 10% to 15% only...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611570/development-and-improvement-of-simple-colonic-mucosal-ulcer-during-treatment-of-severe-ulcerative-colitis-with-tacrolimus
#4
Ayumi Ito, Bunei Iizuka, Teppei Omori, Shinichi Nakamura, Katsutoshi Tokushige
Diarrhea, melena, and lower abdominal pain developed in a male in his 20s and colonoscopy showed pancolitis-type severe ulcerative colitis (UC). Treatment was initiated with 4,000 mg of 5-aminosalicylic acid and 60 mg/day of prednisolone, but the symptoms and inflammatory reaction worsened with prednisolone dose reduction. Tacrolimus was added to the treatment, which subsequently induced remission. Serial colonoscopies during the treatment showed improvement in ulcer and mucosal edema throughout the entire large intestine, but a new solitary round ulcer appeared at the end of the ileum...
January 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609364/therapeutic-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-recurrent-and-chronic-pancreatitis-data-from-the-insppire-international-study-group-of-pediatric-pancreatitis-in-search-for-a-cure-study
#5
David M Troendle, Douglas S Fishman, Bradley A Barth, Matthew J Giefer, Tom K Lin, Quin Y Liu, Maisam Abu-El-Haija, Melena D Bellin, Peter R Durie, Steven D Freedman, Cheryl Gariepy, Tanja Gonska, Melvin B Heyman, Ryan Himes, Sohail Z Husain, Soma Kumar, Mark E Lowe, Veronique D Morinville, Chee Y Ooi, Joseph Palermo, John F Pohl, Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, Steven Werlin, Michael Wilschanski, M Bridget Zimmerman, Aliye Uc
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to characterize utilization and benefit of therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in children with acute recurrent pancreatitis (ARP) or chronic pancreatitis (CP). METHODS: From August 2012 to February 2015, 301 children with ARP or CP were enrolled in the INSPPIRE (INternational Study group of Pediatric Pancreatitis: In search for a cuRE) study. Physicians reported utilization and benefit of therapeutic ERCP at enrollment...
July 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582596/a-metastatic-secretory-gastric-plasmacytoma-with-aberrant-cd3-expression-in-a-dog
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Matthew J Atherton, Samantha Vazquez-Sanmartin, Sam Sharpe, Elspeth M Waugh, Joanna S Morris
A 10-year-old crossbred dog was presented with a 6-week history of hematemesis, melena, anorexia, and lethargy. Clinical evaluation revealed a gastric mass with a regional lymphadenomegaly as well as a monoclonal gammopathy manifesting as hyperglobulinemia. Cytologic and histopathologic analyses were consistent with a round cell neoplasm; neoplastic cells showed nuclear immunoreactivity for MUM1 and diffuse cytoplasmic reactivity for CD3. Polymerase chain reactions performed on fixed and fresh tissue identified a clonal rearrangement with an IgH primer set...
June 5, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562418/autologous-islet-transplantation-challenges-and-lessons
#7
Ty B Dunn, Joshua J Wilhelm, Melena D Bellin, Timothy L Pruett
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Human islet isolation and autotransplantation [autologous islet transplant (AUTX)] is performed to prevent or ameliorate brittle diabetes after total pancreatectomy performed for benign disease. The success or failure of the transplant can be associated with a profound impact on the individual's quality of life and even survival. AUTX offers unique insights into the effects of pancreas quality, islet number, isolation technique and alternate site engraftment on transplant efficacy...
May 29, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543805/mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-of-the-transverse-colon-a-rare-tumor-entity-with-literature-review
#8
Fei Han, Hong Jiang, Suxia Zhang
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the gastrointestinal tract is a rare entity. Here, we report a case of mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the transverse colon in a 77-year-old woman who presented with a 2-month history of epigastrium pain, diarrhea and melena. A giant tumor with apparently invading gallbladder was found by enhanced CT scan, then the extended resection of transverse colon was performed for the patient 2 weeks later. Microscopically, the tumor was composed of solid nests of epidermoid and Periodic Acid-Schiff (PAS)-positive mucin-producing cells with desmoplastic stroma...
May 24, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513526/cecal-carcinoid-tumor-in-a-nigerian-man-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#9
O A Obateru, J A Taiwo, S Oladejo, D A Awelimobor, O O Fadaunsi, A B Olokoba
Carcinoid tumors are rare neuroendocrine tumors that have been reported in a wide range of organs but most commonly involve the gastrointestinal tract (stomach, ileum, appendix, and colon), and rarely ovary and thymus. We present a case of a 56-year-old Nigerian man with a cecal carcinoid tumor that was surgically removed. A 56-year-old Nigerian man, presented to our hospital with a year history of right-sided lower abdominal fullness, audible bowel sounds, occasional diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and epigastric pain...
May 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502372/early-onset-acute-recurrent-and-chronic-pancreatitis-is-associated-with-prss1-or-ctrc-gene-mutations
#10
Matthew J Giefer, Mark E Lowe, Steven L Werlin, Bridget Zimmerman, Michael Wilschanski, David Troendle, Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, John F Pohl, Joseph Palermo, Chee Y Ooi, Veronique D Morinville, Tom K Lin, Sohail Z Husain, Ryan Himes, Melvin B Heyman, Tanja Gonska, Cheryl E Gariepy, Steven D Freedman, Douglas S Fishman, Melena D Bellin, Bradley Barth, Maisam Abu-El-Haija, Aliye Uc
OBJECTIVES: To assess whether the age of onset was associated with unique features or disease course in pediatric acute recurrent pancreatitis (ARP) or chronic pancreatitis (CP). STUDY DESIGN: Demographic and clinical information on children with ARP or CP was collected at INSPPIRE (INternational Study Group of Pediatric Pancreatitis: In Search for a CuRE) centers. The Cochran-Armitage trend test and Jonckheere-Terpstra test were used to examine for differences between pediatric age groups (<6, 6-11, and ≥12 years)...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489842/-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-newborn-with-hookworm-national-hospital-san-bartolome-case-report
#11
Patricia Valdivieso, Delfina Cetraro, Diana Angulo
We present the case of gastrointestinal bleeding uncinariasis in a newborn baby of 27 days old from anindigenous town of Tangoshiri, located in the province of La Convencion, department of Cuzco, who enters to the service of neonatology National Teaching Hospital San Bartolome in Lima, Peru, with decompensated severe anemia. The baby has melena since the fourth day of his birth, which increased in the third week of life, with hematocrit of 12%. She was hospitalized, receiving blood transfusion and she continue with gastrointestinal bleeding, so she underwent an upper endoscopy that showed multiple larvae Ancylostoma duodenale...
January 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472975/visceral-artery-pseudoaneurysms-two-case-reports-and-a%C3%A2-review-of-the-literature
#12
Amna Abdelgabar, Olivier d'Archambeau, Joachim Maes, Filip Van den Brande, Peter Cools, Roger R Rutsaert
BACKGROUND: Visceral artery pseudoaneurysms are relatively rare but have a high mortality rate in case of rupture. Their detection in the last decades is rising due to an increased use of computed tomography and angiography. However, due to the nonspecific nature of the clinical symptoms and signs, diagnosis is often delayed or missed. We describe two cases of patients presenting with nonspecific abdominal complaints and anemia leading to a diagnosis of visceral pseudoaneurysm. Both cases are successfully treated with a different endovascular intervention...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449428/a-rare-case-of-pancreas-divisum-accompanied-by-acute-pancreatitis-following-endoscopic-hemostasis-for-duodenal-ulcer-bleeding
#13
Yong Hyeok Choi, Soon Man Yoon, Eun Bee Kim, Youngmin Oh, Keunmo Kim, Jisun Lee, Seon Mee Park, Sei Jin Youn
Peptic ulcer bleeding is treated using endoscopic hemostasis using clips or bands. Pancreas divisum (PD), a congenital anomaly of the pancreas, usually has no clinical symptoms; however, pancreatitis may occur if there are disturbances in the drainage of pancreatic secretions. We report an unusual case of PD accompanied by acute pancreatitis, following endoscopic band ligation for duodenal ulcer bleeding. A 48-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital due to melena. An upper endoscopy revealed a small ulcer with oozing adjacent minor papilla...
April 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446484/cystic-artery-pseudoaneurysm-following-acute-necrotising-pancreatitis
#14
Manoj Thillai, Pulkit Sethi, Ramachandran Narayana Menon, Nazar Puthukudiyil Kader
Cystic artery pseudoaneurysm is a rare pathology. Of the 20 cases reported so far, chronic cholecystitis and iatrogenic biliary injury form the majority of causes. Currently, there is no published report of such pseudoaneurysms caused secondary to pancreatitis, hence the management in such a scenario is unclear. We hereby present the first such report of cystic artery pseudoaneurysm occurring as a sequel of acute necrotising pancreatitis. A 33-year-old man who recovered from a recent attack of acute pancreatitis was readmitted for melena and fever...
April 26, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445318/renal-failure-caused-by-a-partly-calcified-aortic-aneurysm-in-a-patient-with-dabigatran-therapy-a-case-report
#15
Philipp Jud, Thomas Gary, Kurt Tiesenhausen, Rupert Portugaller, Gerald Hackl, Marianne Brodmann
RATIONALE: Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are mostly asymptomatic. If aortic aneurysms become symptomatic, complications include peripheral embolization, acute aortic occlusion, and aortic rupture. However, there are also unusual complications caused by aortic aneurysms. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 87-old male with dabigatran therapy presented with newly developed melena and acute renal failure. Radiological imaging revealed an AAA with thrombotic and calcified deposits which affected the renal arteries...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432678/anal-metastasis-of-rectal-cancer-adenocarcinoma-of-squamous-cells-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#16
Shun Sasaki, Masahiko Sugiyama, Yu Nakaji, Ryota Nakanishi, Yuichiro Nakashima, Hiroshi Saeki, Eiji Oki, Yoshinao Oda, Yoshihiko Maehara
Anal metastasis of colorectal cancer is very rare and is usually associated with a history of anal disease, including anal fistula, fissure, hemorrhoidectomy, and anastomotic injury. We report a case of rectal cancer with a synchronous anal metastasis consisting of adenocarcinoma of squamous cells without a history of anal disease. A 60-year-old woman had a chief complaint of melena. She had a 1.5-cm anal tumor on the perianal skin, and a Bollman type 2 rectal tumor on the Ra portion was found on colonoscopy...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404095/type-3c-pancreatogenic-diabetes-mellitus-secondary-to-chronic-pancreatitis-and-pancreatic-cancer
#17
REVIEW
Phil A Hart, Melena D Bellin, Dana K Andersen, David Bradley, Zobeida Cruz-Monserrate, Christopher E Forsmark, Mark O Goodarzi, Aida Habtezion, Murray Korc, Yogish C Kudva, Stephen J Pandol, Dhiraj Yadav, Suresh T Chari
Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases defined by persistent hyperglycaemia. Type 2 diabetes, the most prevalent form, is characterised initially by impaired insulin sensitivity and subsequently by an inadequate compensatory insulin response. Diabetes can also develop as a direct consequence of other diseases, including diseases of the exocrine pancreas. Historically, diabetes due to diseases of the exocrine pancreas was described as pancreatogenic or pancreatogenous diabetes mellitus, but recent literature refers to it as type 3c diabetes...
November 2016: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399259/effect-of-rickettsia-felis-strain-variation-on-infection-transmission-and-fitness-in-the-cat-flea-siphonaptera-pulicidae
#18
Sean P Healy, Lisa D Brown, Melena R Hagstrom, Lane D Foil, Kevin R Macaluso
Rickettsia felis is a human pathogen transmitted by the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis (Bouché) (str. LSU), as well as an obligate symbiont of the parthenogenic booklouse Liposcelis bostrychophila (Badonnel) (str. LSU-Lb). The influence of genetic variability in these two strains of R. felis on host specialization and fitness and possible resulting differences on infection and transmission kinetics in C. felis is unknown. Utilizing an artificial host system, cat fleas were exposed to a R. felis str. LSU-Lb-infected bloodmeal and monitored for infection at 7-d intervals for 28 d...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396275/relationship-of-time-to-presentation-after-onset-of-upper-gi-bleeding-with-patient-characteristics-and-outcomes-a-prospective-study
#19
Loren Laine, Stig B Laursen, Harry R Dalton, Jing H Ngu, Michael Schultz, Adrian J Stanley
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We performed a prospective multi-national study of patients presenting to the emergency department with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) and assessed the relationship of time to presentation after onset of UGIB symptoms with patient characteristics and outcomes. METHODS: Consecutive patients presenting with overt UGIB (red-blood emesis, coffee-ground emesis and/or melena) from March 2014 to March 2015 at 6 hospitals were included. Multiple pre-defined patient characteristics and outcomes were collected...
April 7, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376321/deep-beneath-the-skin-an-unusual-causa-of-melena
#20
Inês Pita, Pedro Bastos, Mário Dinis-Ribeiro
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May 2017: Gastroenterology
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