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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054959/honeycomb-and-necklace-signs-in-liver-abscesses-secondary-to-melioidosis
#1
Sidney Ching Liang Ong, Mina Mustafa Mahmood Alemam, Nor Aniza Zakaria, Nur Azidawati Abdul Halim
Melioidosis is endemic in Southeast Asia and tropical Australia with varying clinical features from benign skin lesions to fatal septicaemia. Imaging plays an important role in evaluation of the melioid liver abscesses. A 45-year-old man with underlying diabetes presented with fever and lethargy for 2 weeks and abdominal pain for 2 days. His liver was enlarged on examination. Blood investigations revealed mild leucocytosis and raised liver enzymes. Ultrasound showed multiple multiloculated hypoechoic lesions throughout the liver and spleen...
October 19, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043711/the-many-guises-of-endometriosis-giant-abdominal-wall-endometriosis-masquerading-as-an-incisional-hernia
#2
Chiara Petrosellini, Sala Abdalla, Tayo Oke
Endometriosis is defined by the presence of ectopic endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity. Although it is a leading cause of chronic pelvic pain and infertility, its clinical presentation can vary, resulting in diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Extrapelvic endometriosis is particularly difficult to diagnose owing to its ability to mimic other conditions. Endometrial tissue in a surgical scar is uncommon and often misdiagnosed as a granuloma, abscess, or malignancy. Cyclical hemorrhagic ascites due to peritoneal endometriosis is exceptionally rare...
January 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038738/a-case-of-infective-endocarditis-and-spinal-epidural-abscess-caused-by-streptococcus-mitis-bacteremia
#3
Victoria S Byrd, Attila S Nemeth
A 57-year-old man presented with abdominal pain, hematemesis, and melena. He reported taking high-dose ibuprofen for back pain and drinking several 24-ounce beers daily. Examination was remarkable for icteric sclera, poor dentition, tachycardia, and crescendo-decrescendo murmur at right upper sternal border, radiating to the carotids. Labs revealed leukocytosis, anemia, thrombocytopenia, and elevated liver function tests and INR. Endoscopy demonstrated antral ulcers, duodenitis, and esophagitis. Blood cultures were obtained and broad-spectrum antibiotics started; cultures later grew Streptococcus mitis, and antibiotic coverage was narrowed...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038677/newly-diagnosed-idiopathic-liver-abscess-colonoscopy-required
#4
Priyanka Makkar, Tagore Sunkara, Manan Jhaveri, Judith Berger, Vinaya Gaduputi, Jay P Babich
Liver abscess is the most common type of visceral abscess reported in the United States. Biliary tract disease is the most common cause of the development of liver abscess. In the last decade, many cases of liver abscesses silently manifesting as colon cancer have been reported in East Asian countries. We herein describe a case of an immunocompetent man who immigrated from East Africa to Unites States and presented with a suspicion of colon mass with metastasis to the liver, and who was later diagnosed to have a colonic malignancy with a concomitant liver abscess...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037797/flow-cytometric-characterization-of-encystation-in-entamoeba-invadens
#5
Brenda H Welter, Michael G Sehorn, Lesly A Temesvari
Entamoeba histolytica causes dysentery and liver abscess mostly in countries that lack proper sanitation. Infection is acquired by ingestion of the cyst form in contaminated food or water. E. histolytica does not encyst in vitro; thus, E. invadens, a reptilian parasite that encysts in vitro, has been used as a surrogate. Cysts are small and possess chitin-rich walls. These are characteristics that may be exploited by flow cytometry. We stained encysting E. invadens cells with a fluorescent chitin stain, and analyzed fluorescence and forward scatter by flow cytometry...
October 13, 2017: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033901/monte-carlo-simulations-suggest-current-chlortetracycline-drug-residue-based-withdrawal-periods-would-not-control-antimicrobial-resistance-dissemination-from-feedlot-to-slaughterhouse
#6
Casey L Cazer, Lucas Ducrot, Victoriya V Volkova, Yrjö T Gröhn
Antimicrobial use in beef cattle can increase antimicrobial resistance prevalence in their enteric bacteria, including potential pathogens such as Escherichia coli. These bacteria can contaminate animal products at slaughterhouses and cause food-borne illness, which can be difficult to treat if it is due to antimicrobial resistant bacteria. One potential intervention to reduce the dissemination of resistant bacteria from feedlot to consumer is to impose a withdrawal period after antimicrobial use, similar to the current withdrawal period designed to prevent drug residues in edible animal meat...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033682/usefulness-of-tc99m-mebrofenin-hepatobiliary-scintigraphy-and-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-computed-tomography-in-the-diagnosis-of-bronchobiliary-fistula
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Rahul Vithalrao Parghane, Rohit Kumar Phulsunga, Rajesh Gupta, Rajender Kumar Basher, Anish Bhattacharya, Bhagwant Rai Mittal
Bronchobiliary fistula (BBF), a rare complication of liver disease, is an abnormal communication between the biliary tract and bronchial tree. BBF may occur as a consequence of local liver infections such as hydatid or amebic disease, pyogenic liver abscess or trauma to the liver, obstruction of biliary tract, and tumor. As such management of liver disease with BBF is very difficult and often associated with a high rate of morbidity and mortality. Therefore, timely diagnosis of BBF is imperative. Hepatobiliary scintigraphy along with hybrid single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography using Tc99m-mebrofenin is a very useful noninvasive imaging modality, in the diagnosis of BBF...
October 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030138/peculiar-purulence-hypervirulent-klebsiella-pneumoniae-causing-pyomyositis
#8
Okechukwu Mgbemena, David P Serota, Sonali Kumar, Jessie E Wozniak, David S Weiss, Russell Ryan Kempker
This report describes the first confirmed case of isolated pyomyositis caused by a hypervirulent strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae. Pyomyositis is almost universally caused by gram-positive organisms and while the recent emergence of invasive disease due to hypervirulent K. pneumoniae has been well documented, the most common clinical manifestation reported is liver abscess. The K. pneumoniae isolate in our case had a hypermucousviscous phenotype as demonstrated by a positive string test and was confirmed to be hypervirulent with molecular testing...
October 10, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025780/cryptococcus-neoformans-osteomyelitis-and-intramuscular-abscess-in-a-liver-transplant-patient
#9
Sonia Maria Poenaru, Rymon Rofaiel, Seyed M Hosseini-Moghaddam
Cryptococcus neoformans is an important pathogen that can cause severe illness and mortality in immunocompromised patients. We highlight here the case of a 53-year-old man presenting to hospital 4 years postliver transplant with fever, acute renal failure and a medial thigh lesion. Initially treated as bacterial sepsis, the patient failed to improve on broad-spectrum antibiotics. Further investigations revealed disseminated cryptococcemia complicated by patellar osteomyelitis and an intramuscular abscess. Unfortunately, although the patient initially showed signs of clinical improvement after starting standard antifungal agents, he deteriorated and died secondary to acute renal failure...
October 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021487/severe-infection-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-during-eculizumab-therapy-for-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria
#10
Toru Kawakami, Hideyuki Nakazawa, Yukifumi Kurasawa, Hitoshi Sakai, Sayaka Nishina, Noriko Senoo, Yasushi Senoo, Fumihiro Ishida
Eculizumab is the complement inhibitor administered to ameliorate intravascular hemolysis in paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). Whether or not the inhibitory mechanism may also increase the susceptibility to non-Neisserial infection is unclear. A 73-year old woman presented with bacteremia, cholecystitis and liver abscess with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Although she had been neutropenic for 21 years, she had no history of severe infection before eculizumab had been administered. The infection with P. aeruginosa was successfully controlled with antibiotics, granulocyte colony-stimulating factor and cholecystectomy...
October 11, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021445/a-case-of-liver-abscess-and-portal-vein-thrombosis-due-to-ileal-diverticulitis-mediated-by-barium-fluoroscopy
#11
Haremaru Kubo, Genki Asai, Kou Haraguchi, Yu Shibahara, Toshihiro Kihara, Genta Yamakawa, Fumitaka Kira, Hisato Higashi, Shinji Morishita, Hajime Fujie, Masao Matsumoto, Wahei Shimura
We report a case of liver abscess and portal vein thrombosis, which occurred due to diverticulitis at the terminal ileum in a 59-year-old man. The patient underwent a barium fluoroscopic examination 1 month before presenting to our hospital. He also showed liver dysfunction due to thrombosis at the superior mesenteric and portal veins. His inflammation gradually subsided after the initiation of treatment, but the recovery was not sufficient. Thus, surgery was performed. The patient condition improved after surgery and he was discharged...
October 11, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020471/culture-positive-endogenous-endophthalmitis-an-eleven-year-retrospective-study-in-the-central-region-of-thailand
#12
Sukhum Silpa-Archa, Alisa Ponwong, Janine M Preble, C Stephen Foster
PURPOSE: To report the characteristics of infection and prognostic factors of endogenous endophthalmitis (EE) over an 11-year period. METHODS: The clinical records of 41 eyes of 36 patients diagnosed with culture-proven EE at the Rajavithi Hospital were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: Median age at presentation was 58 years. Liver abscess (19%) and urinary tract infections (19%) were the most common sources of infection. The most common causative agents were gram-negative organisms (48%)...
October 11, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018990/safety-and-effectiveness-of-an-endoscopically-placed-duodenal-jejunal-bypass-device-endobarrier%C3%A2-outcomes-in-114-patients
#13
Patrice M Forner, Timothy Ramacciotti, John E Farey, Reginald V Lord
BACKGROUND: The duodenal-jejunal bypass liner (DJBL) is an endoscopically placed device designed to achieve weight loss and improve glycemic control in obese patients. Previous studies report promising results but typically included small patient numbers and short follow-up. This study aims to determine the safety and effectiveness of the device. METHODS: Study design: A series of all patients treated by the DJBL at our institutions. OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS: Weight loss, biochemical measures, complications...
October 11, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994879/meckel-s-diverticulum-present-as-pyogenic-liver-abscess
#14
Ahmed Nabil Gordah, Béchir Khalifa, Abdeljabbar Hlali, Mohamed Hédi Manai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984386/pyogenic-liver-abscess-related-to-intrahepatic-bile-duct-stones-difficulties-in-infectious-control-and-diagnosis-of-concomitant-cholangiocarcinoma
#15
Shao-Hua Shi, Xiao-Ning Feng, Zhuo-Yi Wang, Ke Sun, Jing-Feng Xu, Hai-Shen Kong, Shu-Sen Zheng
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Cholangitis, bacteremia and pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) can be often caused by intrahepatic bile ducts stone (IBDS), which is endemic to Southeast Asia. The association between IBDS and cholangiocarcinoma has been well recognized. Concomitant cholangiocarcinoma in the PLA related to IBDS is often missed. METHODS: A case-control study consisting of 64 patients with PLA related to IBDS and 256 control patients with PLA not related to IBDS was used to investigate clinical features of PLA and incidence of concomitant cholangiocarcinoma in patients with PLA related to IBDS...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982246/application-of-microwave-ablation-in-the-emergent-control-of-intraoperative-life-threatening-tumor-hemorrhage-during-hepatic-surgeries
#16
Haoming Zhou, Jindao Wu, Wei Ling, Deming Zhu, Ling Lu, Xuehao Wang, Liyong Pu, Lianbao Kong
PURPOSE: This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of microwave ablation (MWA) in the treatment of intraoperative life-threatening tumour haemorrhage during hepatic surgeries. METHODS: Three cases of MWA application in the emergent control of life-threatening hepatic tumour haemorrhage were analysed and reported. RESULTS: Satisfactory hemostasis for hepatic tumour rupture was achieved by MWA in all three cases. No major complications, such as post-operative haemorrhage, bile duct injury, liver abscess, colon perforation, skin burns, tumour seeding or renal dysfunction, were identified...
October 23, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982020/streptococcus-phocae-in-marine-mammals-of-northeastern-pacific-and-arctic-canada-a-retrospective-analysis-of-85-postmortem-investigations
#17
Nicole D Taurisano, Brian P Butler, Diana Stone, Harry Hariharan, Paul J Fields, Hugh W Ferguson, Martin Haulena, Paul Cotrell, Ole Nielsen, Stephen Raverty
Streptococcus phocae is a pathogen of marine mammals, although its pathogenicity remains poorly understood. Recovery of this bacterium from asymptomatic carriers suggests that it is an opportunistic pathogen. We investigated the role of S. phocae in naturally occurring disease and its significance as a pathogen based on postmortem investigations. Between 2007 and 2012, 1,696 whole carcasses, tissue samples, or both were submitted from the northeastern Pacific and Arctic Canada for diagnostic testing. Streptococcus phocae was cultured from phocids (n=66), otariids (n=12), harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena; n=5), and sea otters (Enhydra lutris; n=2)...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977770/corynebacterium-pseudotuberculosis-and-copper-deficiency-in-a-male-rocky-mountain-bighorn-sheep-ovis-canadensis-canadensis-in-utah-usa
#18
E Jane Kelly, Annette Roug, Covy Jones, Josee Seamons, Jeffery O Hall
In 2015, an emaciated Rocky Mountain bighorn (Ovis canadensis) ram was submitted to the Utah Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for necropsy. There were numerous thick-walled abscesses subcutaneously and internally, and Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis was isolated in pure culture. In addition, the ram was severely copper deficient, with a liver copper concentration of 1.6 mg/kg.
October 4, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966500/chromobacterium-violaceum-induced-sepsis-and-multiorgan-dysfunction-resembling-melioidosis-in-an-elderly-diabetic-patient-a-case-report-with-review-of-literature
#19
Sagar Khadanga, Tadepalli Karuna, Dharmendra Dugar, Shakti Prasad Satapathy
An elderly diabetic farmer presented with chronic nonhealing ulcer over the left foot, multiple liver abscesses, and right-sided pleural effusion. The patient developed septicemia and multiorgan failure. The pus grew pigment producing Chromobacterium violaceum. He was treated successfully with ciprofloxacin for a total duration of 15 days. This case is reported for its rare clinical presentation and resemblance with melioidosis. Of the 200 C. violaceum cases reported across the globe, this is the 14(th) case from India and the oldest in the literature...
October 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965652/increased-risk-of-pyogenic-liver-abscess-in-patients-with-alcohol-intoxication-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study
#20
Yao-Chien Wang, Kai-Wei Yang, Tien-Ying Peter Lee, Cheng-Li Lin, Geng-Wang Liaw, Dong-Zong Hung, Chia-Hung Kao, Wei-Kung Chen, Tse-Yen Yang
We designed a population-based retrospective cohort study to investigate the association between the event of alcohol intoxication and the risk of pyogenic liver abscess. The present study enrolled 245,076 patients with a history of alcohol intoxication from 2000 to 2010 and matched each of them with four comparison patients, with similar mean age and sex ratios. We determined the cumulative incidences and adjusted hazard ratios (aHRs) of liver abscess. A significant association was observed between alcohol intoxication and liver abscess...
November 2017: Alcohol
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