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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771360/patient-and-treatment-characteristics-by-infecting-organism-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-shunt-infection
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Tamara D Simon, Matthew P Kronman, Kathryn B Whitlock, Samuel R Browd, Richard Holubkov, John R W Kestle, Abhaya V Kulkarni, Marcie Langley, David D Limbrick, Thomas G Luerssen, Jerry Oakes, Jay Riva-Cambrin, Curtis Rozzelle, Chevis N Shannon, Mandeep Tamber, John C Wellons Iii, William E Whitehead, Nicole Mayer-Hamblett
Background: Previous studies of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt infection treatment have been limited in size and unable to compare patient and treatment characteristics by infecting organism. Our objective was to describe variation in patient and treatment characteristics for children with first CSF shunt infection, stratified by infecting organism subgroups outlined in the 2017 Infectious Disease Society of America's (IDSA) guidelines. Methods: We studied a prospective cohort of children <18 years of age undergoing treatment for first CSF shunt infection at one of 7 Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network hospitals from April 2008 to December 2012...
May 15, 2018: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769808/decision-making-around-gastrostomy-tube-feeding-in-children-with-neurologic-impairment-engaging-effectively-with-families
#2
Sanjay Mahant, Eyal Cohen, Katherine E Nelson, Peter Rosenbaum
Children with neurologic impairment may not be able to feed safely or sufficiently by mouth to maintain an adequate nutritional state. Gastrostomy tube (G-tube) feeding is an important, often essential, intervention in such situations. However, many parents and families struggle with the decision to proceed with G-tube feeding. This practice point reviews common reasons for decisional conflict in parents and explores key aspects of life with G-tube feeding. A framework for shared decision-making and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) approach are highlighted...
May 2018: Paediatrics & Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761582/blended-diets-for-gastrostomy-fed-children-and-young-people-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Anne Breaks, Christina Smith, Steven Bloch, Sally Morgan
BACKGROUND: The present review aimed to identify what is known about the use of blended diets in gastrostomy fed children and young people (i.e. children and young people refers to those who are aged up to 25 years with special educational needs or a disability in accordance with Part 3 of the Children and Family Act 2014; within the review, the word children is used for simplicity but encompasses young people too) and to identify gaps in the literature on this topic to inform future research and policy...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761152/the-challenging-acute-buried-bumper-syndrome-a-case-report
#4
Juliana Pinho, Diogo Libânio, Pedro Pimentel-Nunes, Mário Dinis-Ribeiro
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is the preferred route of feeding and nutritional support in patients requiring long-term enteral nutrition. Major complications related to the procedure are rare. Buried bumper syndrome is a late major complication, occurring in 0.3-2.4% of patients. Although considered a late complication, it can rarely occur in an acute setting early after the procedure. We present the case of an early buried bumper syndrome, presenting 1 week after PEG tube placement, with local stoma infection associated with an infected cavity within the abdominal wall with feeding content, successfully managed with antibiotic therapy and PEG tube repositioning through the original track...
April 2018: GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756326/gastrostomy-tube-placement-among-infants-with-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-undergoing-stage-1-palliation
#5
Parthak Prodhan, Xinyu Tang, Jeffrey Gossett, Brandon Beam, Janet Simsic, Nancy Ghanayem, Nahed O ElHassan
OBJECTIVE: Different feeding strategies have been suggested to improve growth and survival of infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome following stage 1 palliation. The study objective was to assess hospital mortality following stage 1 palliation among infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome who had two feeding modalities, gastrostomy tube vs no gastrostomy tube. DESIGN: Retrospective study design. SETTING: Multicenter pediatric heath information system database...
May 13, 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748126/feeding-the-gut-after-revisional-bariatric-surgery-the-fate-of-126-enteral-access-tubes
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Andrew T Strong, Hana Fayazzadeh, Gautam Sharma, Kevin El-Hayek, Matthew Kroh, John Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Revisional bariatric surgery (RBS) is associated with higher complication rates compared with primary bariatric surgery. Feeding tubes (FTs), including gastrostomy and jejunostomy tubes placed during RBS, may serve as a safety net to provide nutrition when oral intake is contraindicated or limited; however, FTs in this setting have not been well investigated. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to determine complications, use, and duration of FTs placed during RBS...
March 9, 2018: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746423/total-pharyngo-esophageal-stenosis-a-new-surgical-procedure-using-modified-retrograde-transillumination-approach
#7
Jerome R Lechien, Giovanni Dapri, Sven Saussez
We performed a modified combined anterograde-retrograde dilatation in a 60-year-old woman with complete pharyngo-esophageal stricture (PES). With a large endoscopic view from the upper (laryngoscope) and lower (pediatric gastroscope introduced via gastrostomy tube) parts of the PES, the approach consisted of a retrograde puncture of the complete PES by transillumination to take the guide coming from the pediatric endoscope. The guide was pulled through the mouth and the PES dilatation was made using successive boogies of various diameters through the guide...
May 9, 2018: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741076/monitoring-of-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-in-patients-with-severe-brain-injury-on-first-access-to-intensive-neurological-rehabilitation-first-year-of-observation
#8
Gianfranco Beghi, Antonio De Tanti, Paolo Serafini, Chiara Bertolino, Antonietta Celentano, Graziella Taormina
Nosocomial or hospital acquired pneumonia (HAP) is an illness contracted during a hospital stay, generally with onset 48 hours or more after admission to hospital, or within 14 days of discharge from hospital. HAP is divided into subgroups: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), accounting for 86% of hospital acquired pneumonia, and stroke-associated pneumonia (SAP). The incidence of SAP in neurological intensive care units (NICUs) is 4.1-56.6%, in medical intensive care units (MICUs) it is 17-50%, in stroke units it is 3...
May 9, 2018: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735251/stenosing-oesophageal-carcinoma-diagnosed-endoscopically-by-gastrostomy
#9
Marina Castellanos González, Carolina Delgado Martínez, Javier Pérez-Bedmar Delgado
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May 4, 2018: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730059/nasotracheal-intubation-the-preferred-airway-in-oral-cavity-microvascular-reconstructive-surgery
#10
Jordan Gigliotti, Godwin Cheung, Omar Suhaym, Ramanakumar V Agnihotram, Michel El-Hakim, Nicholas Makhoul
PURPOSE: We aimed to describe the safety and effectiveness of nasotracheal intubation (NTI) in a cohort of patients undergoing reconstruction of oral cavity defects with free tissue transfer (FTT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We implemented a retrospective cohort study and enrolled a sample composed of consecutive patients undergoing FTT reconstruction of oral cavity, maxillary, or mandibular defects between 2013 and 2017. These patients were all subject to a newly developed enhanced recovery-after-surgery protocol...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728768/therapeutic-decisions-in-als-patients-cross-cultural-differences-and-clinical-implications
#11
Peter M Andersen, Magdalena Kuzma-Kozakiewicz, Jürgen Keller, Helena E A Aho-Oezhan, Katarzyna Ciecwierska, Natalia Szejko, Cynthia Vázquez, Sarah Böhm, Gisela Badura-Lotter, Thomas Meyer, Susanne Petri, Katharina Linse, Andreas Hermann, Olof Semb, Erica Stenberg, Simona Nackberg, Johannes Dorst, Ingo Uttner, Ann-Cristin Häggström, Albert C Ludolph, Dorothée Lulé
OBJECTIVE: Quantitative analysis of decision-making on therapeutic options in different sociocultural context in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). METHODS: ALS patients (n = 244) were consecutively recruited in Germany (n = 83), Poland (n = 83), and Sweden (n = 78) in a prospective cross-cultural study ( www.NEEDSinALS.com ). They were interviewed on preferences for therapeutic techniques including invasive (IV) and non-invasive ventilation (NIV), as well as percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) and on hypothetical termination of these using quantitative questions...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725823/esophageal-perforation-caused-by-a-thoracic-pedicle-screw
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REVIEW
Stanislas Marouby, Clément Jeandel, Djamel Louahem M'Sabah, Marion Delpont, Jérôme Cottalorda
This grand round raises the risk of a rare complication that can be avoided with the knowledge of the particular anatomy of scoliosis vertebra. Transpedicular screws have been reported to enhance the operative correction in scoliosis surgery. The narrow and inconsistent shape of the thoracic pedicles makes the placement of pedicle screws technically challenging. Furthermore, in thoracic curves, the close proximity of the spinal cord and major soft tissue structures also adds a greater risk to the procedure...
May 3, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723120/transabdominal-versus-subcuticular-sutures-to-secure-a-laparoscopic-gastrostomy
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Ashwini S Poola, Katrina L Weaver, Richard Sola, Shiva Reddy, Angela Mundakkal, Fedra Fallahian, Harmeet Bawa, Rebecca M Rentea, Richard J Hendrickson, Shawn D St Peter
PURPOSE: Traditional methods for securing a laparoscopic gastrostomy (LG) involve the placement of two monofilament transabdominal (TA) sutures to be removed after a short interval of 5 days. A modified technique employing an absorbable suture tunneled subcutaneously has been adopted by many surgeons. The aim of this study was to compare wound complications between these techniques. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients who underwent LG placement between 2010 and 2016 was conducted, dividing patients into two cohorts by securing stitch type, TA and subcutaneous (SC), and evaluating for complications...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720867/synchronous-gastric-and-duodenal-metastases-from-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-unique-presentation-of-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#14
Nicholas P Tarangelo, C Andrew Kistler, Zachary Daitch, Wei Jiang, Daniel M Quirk
Metastatic disease to the stomach or duodenum is an infrequent diagnosis, and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is one of the least common primary malignancies that lead to gastric or duodenal metastases. We report the case of a 65-year-old man with human immunodeficiency virus infection and previously diagnosed HNSCC who presented with melena. The patient had a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placed 3 months prior to his presentation. Laboratory testing was significant for normocytic anemia and a digital rectal examination was positive for melena...
May 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718161/outcome-of-long-benign-esophageal-strictures-undergoing-endoscopictherapy-a-tertiary-center-experience
#15
M Pang, M J Bartel, E C Brand, B Brahmbhatt, K Patel, C R Simons-Linares, H C Wolfsen, M Raimondo, M B Wallace, T A Woodward
Complex benign esophageal strictures are defined by length (≥2 cm), small diameter, and stricture angulation or tortuosity. The long-term course of complex esophageal strictures based on length is currently unclear. We suspect that the esophageal stricture length might impact the effectiveness of endoscopic dilation therapy. We performed a retrospective study of all benign esophageal strictures of 2 cm or longer treated at a single center between July 1, 2010, and May 31, 2014. Primary outcomes were changed in dysphagia score at the end of follow-up compared to first dilation at our facility and the need for gastrostomy placement or esophagectomy during follow-up...
May 1, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716845/push-versus-pull-gastrostomy-in-cancer-patients-a-single-center-retrospective-analysis-of-complications-and-technical-success-rates
#16
B M Currie, G I Getrajdman, A M Covey, W Alago, J P Erinjeri, M Maybody, F E Boas
PURPOSE: To compare the technical success and complication rates of push versus pull gastrostomy tubes in cancer patients, and to examine their dependence on operator experience. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of 304 cancer patients (170 men, 134 women; mean age 60.3±12.6 [SD], range: 19-102 years) referred for primary gastrostomy tube placement, 88 (29%) of whom had a previously unsuccessful attempt at percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) placement...
April 28, 2018: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713622/nutritional-care-in-iranian-intensive-care-units
#17
Maryam Shabanpur, Seyed Mostafa Nachvak, Shima Moradi, Safora Hedayati, Mahboobe Hosseinikia, Yahya Pasdar, Shahrbanoo Gholizadeh, Mehnoosh Samadi
Intensive care units (ICUs) provides intensive treatment medicine to avoid complications such as malnutrition, infection and even death. As very little is currently known about the nutritional practices in Iranian ICUs, this study attempted to assess the various aspects of current nutrition support practices in Iranian ICUs. We conducted a cross-sectional study on 150 critically ill patients at 18 ICUs in 12 hospitals located in 2 provinces of Iran from February 2015 to March 2016. Data were collected through interview with supervisors of ICUs, medical record reviews and direct observation of patients during feeding...
April 2018: Clinical Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713311/cryptorchidism-in-boys-with-cerebral-palsy-is-associated-with-the-severity-of-disease-and-with-co-occurrence-of-other-congenital-anomalies
#18
Julia Spencer Barthold, Anton Wintner, Jennifer A Hagerty, Kenneth J Rogers, Md Jobayer Hossain
Background: Cryptorchidism is reported in 40-50% of small case series of cerebral palsy (CP) and attributed to hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis abnormalities, intellectual disability (ID), or cremaster spasticity. We collected demographic and clinical data to define the frequency of cryptorchidism and clinical comorbidities in a large CP population. Methods: Electronic health record data were collected for all male patients ≥7 years of age seen in a large, multidisciplinary CP clinic between 2000 and 2016...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707085/enteral-nutrition-with-an-enteral-formula-containing-egg-yolk-lecithin-after-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-a-case-series
#19
Tetsuro Akashi, Risa Hashimoto, Akihisa Ohno, Kazuhide Matsumoto, Yukari Nakamura
The occurrence of diarrhea at the beginning of enteral nutrition complicates the continuation of enteral nutrition. Recently, studies in Japan indicated that diarrhea could be improved by changing the enteral formula to one that is emulsified with egg yolk lecithin. In this study, we administered the enteral formula K-2S plus, which is emulsified with egg yolk lecithin, to 15 patients (four men and 11 women; mean age, 79.9 ± 2.0 years) after they had undergone a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) to prevent the occurrence of diarrhea related to enteral nutrition...
April 2018: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707082/trans-hepatic-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-tube-placement-a-case-report-of-a-rare-complication-and-literature-review
#20
Anuj Chhaparia, Muhammad Bader Hammami, Juri Bassuner, Christine Hachem
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes have emerged as the standard of care for long-term enteral feeding. This procedure is relatively safe; however, complications do occur, and one of the most dreaded complications is trauma to the surrounding organs. Hepatic injury during PEG placement is an extremely rare complication of the PEG procedure, with a handful of cases described in the medical literature. We describe the case of an accidental trans-hepatic placement of a PEG tube in a 78-year-old morbidly obese female, even with excellent trans-illumination and manual external pressure achieved during endoscopic placement...
April 2018: Gastroenterology Research
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