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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602912/acute-acalculous-cholecystitis-a-new-safety-risk-for-patients-with-ms-treated-with-alemtuzumab
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David Croteau, Charlene Flowers, Corrinne G Kulick, Allen Brinker, Cindy M Kortepeter
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) as a potential safety risk for patients treated with alemtuzumab. METHODS: The Food and Drug Administration Adverse Event Reporting System and the medical literature were searched for cases of AAC in conjunction with alemtuzumab for all clinical indications. RESULTS: Eight spontaneously reported cases meeting the case definition of AAC in close temporal association with alemtuzumab use were identified...
March 30, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564197/conservative-management-of-acalculous-cholecystitis-in-a-seven-year-old-child
#2
Jessica Y Ng, Jennie Gu
Acute acalculous cholecystitis is an uncommon disease in children and is usually associated with trauma, burns, and infections. Whereas acute acalculous cholecystitis is only seen in 10% of cholecystitis in adults, it is uncommon in the paediatric population. A seven-year-old male presented to the emergency department of a regional hospital with a 36-hour history of right-upper-quadrant abdominal pain. He had associated symptoms of anorexia, nausea, and vomiting. He was septic with raised white cell count and inflammatory markers...
January 20, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29518083/an-acute-acalculous-cholecystitis-in-a-returned-travel-couple
#3
Daan A R Castelijn, G H Wattel-Louis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511527/clinically-diagnosed-cholecystitis-a-case-series
#4
Firas Bridges, Jennifer Gibbs, Joshua Melamed, Edward Cussatti, Samantha White
In patients presenting with classic signs and symptoms of cholecystitis, the diagnosis is made based on confirmatory imaging studies. However, the most commonly utilized imaging studies lack accuracy, especially in the case of acalculous disease. Here we discuss four cases of patients presenting with symptoms of cholecystitis. All four patients underwent multiple imaging studies, which yielded negative results. Due to persistent symptoms, the decision was made to proceed with cholecystectomy. Each patient underwent uncomplicated cholecystectomy, with resolution of symptoms post-operatively, and continued symptoms relief 6-10 months post-operatively...
February 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490709/infectious-mononucleosis-not-always-a-benign-condition-a-case-report-of-infectious-mononucleosis-associated-acute-acalculous-cholecystitis
#5
Andrew Cameron, Kosalan Akilan, David Carr
Infectious mononucleosis is typically a self-limited viral infection of adolescence and early adulthood that resolves in a period of weeks, causing no major sequelae. We describe a case of a healthy 18-year-old female diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis who also presented with right upper quadrant abdominal pain, moderate transaminitis, and cholestatic biochemistry. An ultrasound revealed acute acalculous cholecystitis, generally a condition seen in the context of critical illness. Further investigating emergency department patients with infectious mononucleosis is often not indicated, but may be important for those who present atypically...
March 1, 2018: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29486713/gallbladder-function-predicts-subsequent-biliary-complications-in-patients-with-common-bile-duct-stones-after-endoscopic-treatment
#6
Tzung-Jiun Tsai, Hoi-Hung Chan, Kwok-Hung Lai, Chih-An Shih, Sung-Shuo Kao, Wei-Chih Sun, E-Ming Wang, Wei-Lun Tsai, Kung-Hung Lin, Hsien-Chung Yu, Wen-Chi Chen, Huay-Min Wang, Feng-Woei Tsay, Huey-Shyan Lin, Jin-Shiung Cheng, Ping-I Hsu
BACKGROUND: In patients with common bile duct stones (CBDS) and intact gallbladder, further management for the gallbladder after the CBDS clearance is still controversial. The relationship between gallbladder motility and the biliary complications were seldom discussed. Our study is to predict the subsequent biliary complications by gallbladder function test using fatty meal sonography (FMS) in patients with CBDS who had been treated by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)...
February 27, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329599/gallbladder-ascariasis-in-kosovo-focus-on-ultrasound-and-conservative-therapy-a-case-series
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Vlora Ismaili-Jaha, Halim Toro, Lidvana Spahiu, Mehmedali Azemi, Teuta Hoxha-Kamberi, Muharrem Avdiu, Shqipe Spahiu-Konjusha, Luan Jaha
BACKGROUND: Ascaris lumbricoides is one of the most common intestinal infections in developing countries, including Kosovo. In contrast to migration to the bile duct, migration of the worm to the gallbladder, due to the narrow and tortuous nature of the cystic duct, is rare. When it does occur, it incites acalculous cholecystitis. CASE PRESENTATIONS: This case series describes a 16-month-old Albanian girl, a 22-month-old Albanian girl, a 4-year-old Albanian girl, and a 10-year-old Albanian boy...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171859/acute-acalculous-cholecystitis-during-zika-virus-infection-in-an-immunocompromised-patient
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Suzane Kioko Ono, Leda Bassit, Victor Van Vaisberg, Venâncio Avancini Ferreira Alves, Elia G Caldini, Brian D Herman, Reed Shabman, Nadia B Fedorova, Denise Paranaguá-Vezozzo, Caroline Torres Sampaio, Rafael Bandeira Lages, Débora Terrabuio, Wellington Andraus, Raymond F Schinazi, Flair José Carrilho
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 24, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152269/leptospirosis-presenting-as-acute-acalculous-cholecystitis
#9
Peter Davies, Yuki Aoyagi
Leptospirosis is the commonest zoonotic infection worldwide but is vastly underreported and extremely heterogeneous in its presentation. Acalculous cholecystitis is an under recognized presentation of acute leptospirosis. In the appropriate clinical context, with a clear exposure history, recognition of this association presents a unifying diagnosis and limits unnecessary surgical interventions.
November 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116391/role-of-percutaneous-cholecystostomy-for-acute-acalculous-cholecystitis-clinical-outcomes-of-271-patients
#10
Seung Yeon Noh, Dong Il Gwon, Gi-Young Ko, Hyun-Ki Yoon, Kyu-Bo Sung
OBJECTIVES: To examine the outcomes of percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) in patients with acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC). METHODS: The study population comprised 271 patients (mean age, 72 years; range, 22-97 years, male, n=169) with AAC treated with PC with or without subsequent cholecystectomy. Clinical data from total 271 patients were analysed, and outcomes were assessed according to whether the catheter was removed or remained indwelling. Patient survival and recurrence rates were calculated...
November 7, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057181/allopurinol-induced-drug-reaction-with-eosinophilia-and-systemic-symptoms-syndrome-a-cause-of-acalculous-cholecystitis
#11
Husnain Waseem, Faisal Inayat, Madina Abduraimova, Stephan Kamholz
Acalculous cholecystitis (AC) is an inflammation of the gallbladder in the absence of gallstones. There are many risk factors associated with AC. However, this report implicates allopurinol as an inciting agent for a severe systemic drug reaction, i.e., the drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome complicated by AC. We report a Chinese woman who presented on two occasions with a diffuse maculopapular rash, elevated liver enzymes, and upper abdominal pain attributable to acute AC, the second episode of which developed after the reintroduction of allopurinol treatment for gout...
August 16, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987045/acalculous-cholecystitis-in-a-female-with-cardiac-device-related-infective-endocarditis
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Waldemar Elikowski, Przemysław Mitkowski, Małgorzata Małek-Elikowska, Jerzy Gizło, Lidia Chmielewska-Michalak, Stanisław Łazowski
Acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) is a necroinflammatory disease of the gallbladder with no gallstones present. ACC is known to be a serious, even potentially lethal complication observed mainly in patients with various severe underlying conditions including trauma, burn and sepsis. Infection of cardiac implantable electronic devices may lead to cardiac device-related infective endocarditis (CDRIE). The authors describe a case of a 55-year-old female with a history of advanced heart failure and implantation/reimplantation of biventricular pacemaker/defibrillator (CRT-D) for cardiac resynchronization therapy...
September 29, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844704/gallbladder-adenomyomatosis-diagnosis-and-management
#13
N Golse, M Lewin, A Rode, M Sebagh, J-Y Mabrut
Gallbladder (GB) adenomyomatosis (ADM) is a benign, acquired anomaly, characterized by hypertrophy of the mucosal epithelium that invaginates into the interstices of a thickened muscularis forming so-called Rokitansky-Aschoff sinuses. There are three forms of ADM: segmental, fundal and more rarely, diffuse. Etiology and pathogenesis are not well understood but chronic inflammation of the GB is a necessary precursor. Prevalence of ADM in cholecystectomy specimens is estimated between 1% and 9% with a balanced sex ratio; the incidence increases after the age of 50...
October 2017: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776380/is-cholecystectomy-the-treatment-of-choice-for-acute-acalculous-cholecystitis-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Víctor Soria Aledo, Lorena Galindo Iñíguez, Diego Flores Funes, Milagros Carrasco Prats, Jose Luis Aguayo Albasini
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There is currently no consensus with regard to the use of cholecystectomy or percutaneous cholecystostomy as the therapy of choice for acute acalculous cholecystitis. The goal of this study was to review the scientific evidence on the management of these patients according to clinical and radiographic findings. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature from 2000 to 2016 was performed. The databases of PubMed, Índice Médico Español, Cochrane Library and Embase were searched according to the following inclusion criteria: publication language (English or Spanish), adult patients, acalculous etiology and appropriate study design...
October 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748010/-acute-acalculous-gangrenous-cholecystitis-in-postoperative-period-after-orthopedic-surgery-about-a-case
#15
Hichem Cheikhrouhou, Karim Jmal, Amine Kharrat, Meriem Keskes, Abdelhamid Karoui
Postoperative acalculous gangrenous cholecystitis is a serious and severe complication, especially in patients hospitalized in the Department of Reanimation. It occurs most often during vascular surgery or major digestive surgery, a polytrauma, in a context septic or in a context of shock. We report the case of a 74 year man who underwent surgery for femoral neck fracture. On the sixth postoperative day, he developed acute cholecystitis. Radiological examinations confirmed acalculous cholecystitis. After emergency cholecystectomy, anatomo-pathologic study confirmed the diagnosis of acalculous gangrenous cholecystitis...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741196/how-safe-is-performing-cholecystectomy-in-the-oldest-old-a-15-year-retrospective-study-from-a-single-institution
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Matteo Novello, Davide Gori, Salomone Di Saverio, Matteo Bianchin, Lorenzo Maestri, Francesco Vito Mandarino, Giuseppe Cavallari, Bruno Nardo
BACKGROUND: Globally, the number of people aged 80 years or over, the "oldest old," is the fastest growing population group. Because of the strong association between age and gallstone disease, both prevalence and incidence of this disease are increasing. The feasibility of the cholecystectomy in octogenarians has been evaluated in several studies that confirmed the safety of the operation. However, the safety of this procedure in nonagenarians is still controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety of cholecystectomies in nonagenarians and identify related predictors for postoperative hospital length of stay (LOS) and in-hospital mortality up to 30 days postoperatively...
January 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704814/acalculous-cholecystitis-is-an-elective-interval-cholecystectomy-necessary
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Syed H Abbas, Mudassar A Ghazanfar, Alex N Gordon-Weeks, Srikanth R Reddy, Zahir Soonawalla, Michael A Silva
BACKGROUND: Acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) accounts for 5-10% of cases of acute cholecystitis. The advantage of interval cholecystectomy for patients with AAC is unclear. Therefore, a retrospective analysis of patients diagnosed with AAC at our institution was performed over a 5-year period. METHODS: Patients were identified via hospital coding using the keywords "acalculous cholecystitis, cholecystostomy and gall bladder perforation." Follow-up data was obtained by performing a retrospective review of the patients' hospital records...
2018: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682919/successful-treatment-using-corticosteroid-combined-antibiotic-for-acute-acalculous-cholecystitis-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#18
Wei Liu, Weijie Chen, Xiaodong He, Qiang Qu, Tao Hong, Binglu Li
There is no consensus of treatments for acute acalculous cholecystitis with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The study was aimed to investigate the effect of the corticosteroid for these patients.A series of patients who were diagnosed as acute acalculous cholecystitis with SLE in the period from January 2012 to December 2016 at our hospital were included. They accepted 2 different conservative treatment strategies initially: the treatment using moxifloxacin (the antibiotic group), and the treatment using corticosteroid combined moxifloxacin (the corticosteroid group)...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674353/acute-acalculous-cholecystitis-caused-by-giardia-lamblia
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Hiromichi Araki, Shuya Shimizu, Katsumi Hayashi, Tomonori Yamada, Atsunori Kusakabe, Hiroshi Kanie, Yusuke Mizuno, Issei Kojima, Akitoshi Saitou, Kazuhiro Nagao, Yuka Suzuki, Tadashi Toyohara, Takanori Suzuki, Erika Uchida, Konomu Uno, Takahiro Nakazawa
We report a case of a 70-year-old man with acute acalculous cholecystitis caused by Giardia lamblia. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) showed distention of the gallbladder due to a pericholecystic abscess without gallstones. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography and drip infusion cholecystocholangiography-CT demonstrated a stricture of the hilar bile duct and cystic duct obstruction. We conducted transpapillary bile duct brush cytology and a biopsy of the hilar bile duct stricture; numerous active trophozoites of Giardia lamblia were observed without malignant findings...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669533/effects-of-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-in-normokinetic-biliary-dyskinesia
#20
Kerent D Pihl, Mark W Jones, Jeffery G Deppen, Troy M Ferguson, Suzanne M Hanses
This is the largest single center retrospective study to date looking at response to laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients with acalculous biliary disease. A chart review was completed on 1116 patients from 2009 to 2014 who had admitting diagnoses related to acalculous cholecystitis and biliary colic. Four hundred and seventy four patients were available for long term follow up (6 months or longer). Multiple factors were studied as related to cholescintigraphy scans with cholecystokinin administration (HIDA with CCK)...
January 2018: American Journal of Surgery
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