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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453737/two-stage-hepatectomy-aiming-for-the-development-of-intrahepatic-venous-collaterals-for-multiple-colorectal-liver-metastases
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Harufumi Maki, Shouichi Satou, Kentaro Nakajima, Atsuki Nagao, Kazuteru Watanabe, Hitoshi Satodate, Satoshi Nara, Kaoru Furushima, Yasushi Harihara
BACKGROUND: Aggressive hepatectomy with venous resection has a higher risk of postoperative liver failure (POLF) than hepatectomy without venous reconstruction; however, venous reconstruction is technically demanding. We performed a novel two-stage hepatectomy (TSH) without venous reconstruction in a patient with bilobar multiple colorectal liver metastases located near the caval confluence, waiting for the development of intrahepatic venous collaterals between procedures. CASE PRESENTATION: A 60-year-old man was referred to our hospital with sigmoid colon cancer accompanied by intraabdominal abscess and two synchronous liver metastases...
February 16, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449266/fungal-liver-abscess-in-an-immunocompetent-patient-who-underwent-repeated-ercps-and-subtotal-cholecystectomy
#2
Sundas Hasan, Robert Fearn
We report a case of a previously healthy female patient who initially presented with fever, jaundice and right upper quadrant pain three days after dilatation and stenting of a stricture of the common bile duct (CBD). During an earlier admission, the patient had undergone endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) having presented with fevers and biliary dilatation on ultrasound. The ERCP features were more consistent with Mirizzi's Syndrome. The patient subsequently underwent subtotal cholecystectomy and later developed a CBD stricture, requiring repeat ERCP and stent insertion...
February 15, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434948/granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-producing-mucinous-cystic-neoplasm-with-an-associated-invasive-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas
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Kazuhide Shimamatsu, Yoshiki Naito, Yutaro Mihara, Masamichi Nakayama, Masahiko Tanigawa, Yushi Abe, Ken Nakamura, Toshihiro Araki, Kenji Sakata, Kazunori Noguchi, Jun Akiba, Hirohisa Yano, Osamu Nakashima
The present case study documents an autopsy case of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF)-producing mucinous cystic neoplasm (MCN), with an associated invasive carcinoma of the pancreas. A 65-year-old woman presented to Omuta City Hospital (Omuta Japan) with a primary complaint of abdominal pain. Multiple liver nodules and a pancreatic cyst were detected upon abdominal computed tomography. Initially, liver abscess was suspected as the patient exhibited leukocytosis and elevated C-reactive protein level...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434910/application-values-of-3-0t-magnetic-resonance-diffusion-weighted-imaging-for-distinguishing-liver-malignant-tumors-and-benign-lesions
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Ruibin Li, Guangyao Wu, Rui Wang
The aim of the present study was to investigate the significance and values of 3.0T diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) to differentially diagnose benign and malignant space-occupying liver lesions. A total of 91 patients with liver space-occupying lesions (145 lesions) were admitted into Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University (Wuhan, China) from November 2015 to May 2016. Routine scanning, DWI and high-resolution T2-weighted imaging using spin-echo echo-planar imaging were performed on all patients, to compare the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of three regions of interest in lesions with normal liver tissue...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433440/whole-genome-analysis-of-hypervirulent-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates-from-community-and-hospital-acquired-bloodstream-infection
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Chaitra Shankar, Balaji Veeraraghavan, Laura Eve Buchnan Nabarro, Raji Ravi, Naveen Kumar Devanga Ragupathi, Priscilla Rupali
BACKGROUND: Hypervirulent K. pneumoniae (hvKp) causes severe community acquired infections, predominantly in Asia. Though initially isolated from liver abscesses, they are now prevalent among invasive infections such as bacteraemia. There have been no studies reported till date on the prevalence and characterisation of hvKp in India. The objective of this study is to characterise the hypervirulent strains isolated from bacteraemic patients for determination of various virulence genes and resistance genes and also to investigate the difference between healthcare associated and community acquired hvKp with respect to clinical profile, antibiogram, clinical outcome and molecular epidemiology...
January 8, 2018: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423150/sub-capsular-effusion-of-liver-as-a-rare-complication-of-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-in-a-child
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Ruiping Zhang, Jungang Liu, Yizheng Wang, Lirong Cao, Chunquan Cai
The most common procedure to deal with hydrocephalus is ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt. The purpose of the shunt is to drain cerebrospinal fluid from cerebral ventricles to abdominal cavity. Many complications of VP shunts have been reported such as infection, obstruction, overdrainage. Abdominal complications occur in ~15-25% of VP shunts in pediatric patients, such as peritonitis, hernia, abscess, perforated colon, perforated bladder and abdominal pseudocyst. However, sub-capsular effusion of liver is a rare complication of VP shunt...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420539/characteristics-of-inflammatory-reactions-during-development-of-liver-abscess-in-hamsters-inoculated-with-entamoeba-nuttalli
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Yue Guan, Meng Feng, Xiangyang Min, Hang Zhou, Yongfeng Fu, Hiroshi Tachibana, Xunjia Cheng
BACKGROUND: Entamoeba nuttalli is an intestinal protozoan with pathogenic potential that can cause amoebic liver abscess. It is highly prevalent in wild and captive macaques. Recently, cysts were detected in a caretaker of nonhuman primates in a zoo, indicating that E. nuttalli may be a zoonotic pathogen. Therefore, it is important to evaluate the pathogenicity of E. nuttalli in detail and in comparison with that of E. histolytica. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Trophozoites of E...
February 8, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416363/liver-fungal-infections-an-overview-of-the-etiology-and-epidemiology-in-patients-affected-or-not-affected-by-oncohematologic-malignancies
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REVIEW
Marco Fiore, Marco Cascella, Sabrina Bimonte, Alberto Enrico Maraolo, Ivan Gentile, Vincenzo Schiavone, Maria Caterina Pace
Fungal infections of the liver, most commonly caused by Candida spp., often occur in patients with hematologic malignancies treated with chemotherapy. Colonization of the gastrointestinal tract is thought to be the main origin of dissemination of Candida ; mucositis and neutropenia facilitate the spread of Candida from the gastrointestinal tract to the liver. Hepatic involvement due to other fungi is a less common infectious complication in this setting. Fungal infections represent a less common cause of hepatic abscesses in non-oncohematologic population and the trend appears to be decreasing in recent years...
2018: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409829/an-emerging-cause-for-liver-abscesses-with-poor-prognosis
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Sebastian Wendt, Christoph Lübbert, Thomas Karlas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 31, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409117/comparison-of-secretome-profile-of-pathogenic-and-non-pathogenic-entamoeba-histolytica
#10
Chun-Seob Ahn, Jeong-Geun Kim, Myeong Heon Shin, Young Ah Lee, Yoon Kong
The obligatory intracellular protozoan parasite, Entamoeba histolytica, causes amebic dysentery and liver abscess. E. histolytica adheres to the host tissues in a contact-dependent manner. E. histolytica excretory-secretory products (ESP) might play critical roles during invasion. We comparatively analyzed the secretome profile of E. histolytica pathogenic HM-1:IMSS and non-pathogenic Rahman strains. The two ESP revealed similar but distinct spotting patterns. In both ESP, alcohol dehydrogenase, enolase 1 and transketolase, which control classical carbohydrate metabolism and other moonlighting effects, constituted the most abundant fractions...
February 6, 2018: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408612/shorter-duration-of-antibiotic-treatment-for-acute-bacteraemic-cholangitis-with-successful-biliary-drainage-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Asako Doi, Takeshi Morimoto, Kentaro Iwata
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of short duration antimicrobial therapy for acute cholangitis with bacteraemia. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients with acute bacteraemic cholangitis with successful biliary duct drainage at a single centre in Japan. We compared short-course antimicrobial therapy (SCT, ≤7 days) and long-course therapy (LCT, ≥8 days), with a primary outcome of 30-day mortality. We constructed logistic regression models for mortality and a composite outcome, including mortality, recurrence, recrudescence, new bacteraemia, liver abscess or other complications related to cholangitis...
February 2, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408599/characterization-of-fusobacterium-necrophorum-subsp-necrophorum-outer-membrane-proteins
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S Menon, D K Pillai, S Narayanan
Liver abscesses are of major economic importance to the cattle industry. These are mainly associated with the presence of Fusobacterium necrophorum, a non-spore forming and Gram-negative anaerobe. There are two main subspecies, F. necrophorum subspecies necrophorum and subsp. fundiliforme, and they differ molecularly, morphologically, biochemically and in virulence. Previous studies have shown that the outer membrane proteins (OMP) of F. necrophorum subsp. necrophorum are important for its successful binding to immobilized bovine adrenal gland capillary endothelial (EJG) cells...
February 1, 2018: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404282/colonization-infection-and-the-accessory-genome-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae
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REVIEW
Rebekah M Martin, Michael A Bachman
Klebsiella pneumoniae is a Gram-negative pathogen that has a large accessory genome of plasmids and chromosomal gene loci. This accessory genome divides K. pneumoniae strains into opportunistic, hypervirulent, and multidrug-resistant groups and separates K. pneumoniae from two closely related species, Klebsiella variicola and Klebsiella quasipneumoniae. Some strains of K. pneumoniae act as opportunistic pathogens, infecting critically ill and immunocompromised patients. These K. pneumoniae are a common cause of health-care associated infections including pneumonia, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and bloodstream infections...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403201/decreasing-trend-of-seroprevalence-of-hepatic-amoebiasis-in-tertiary-care-hospital-of-north-india-2010-2015
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Sonu Agrawal, Nishant Verma, Sowjanya Perumalla, Bijay Ranjan Mirdha
BACKGROUND: Globally, amoebic liver abscess, a common extraintestinal complication of intestinal amoebiasis. Diagnosis of hepatic amoebiasis is based on the detection of anti-Entamoeba histolytica immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), because of its technique's relatively higher sensitivity and specificity (90%). AIM: The aim of the present study was to determine the seroprevalence of hepatic amoebiasis in a referral tertiary care hospital in North India...
January 2018: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403081/hepatotoxicity-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-a-histology-study-of-seven-cases-in-comparison-with-autoimmune-hepatitis-and-idiosyncratic-drug-induced-liver-injury
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Yoh Zen, Matthew M Yeh
The adverse effects of immune checkpoint inhibitors in various organs may be attributed to immune-mediated processes triggered by disrupted self-tolerance; however, it remains unclear whether they are similar or dissimilar to classic organ-specific autoimmune diseases. The present study aimed to compare clinicopathologic features between checkpoint inhibitor-induced liver injury and acutely presenting autoimmune hepatitis or idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury. Seven patients treated with nivolumab (n = 5) or ipilimumab (n = 2) presented with liver dysfunction a median of 41 days (range 21-120) after the initiation of immunotherapy...
February 5, 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394847/-a-case-in-which-s-1-oxaliplatin-sox-trastuzumab-therapy-was-effective-for-unresectable-her2-positive-advanced-gastric-cancer-and-radical-resection-could-be-performed
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Hirotsugu Nagase, Kozo Noguchi, Atsushi Hamabe, Masashi Hirota, Kazuteru Oshima, Tsukasa Tanida, Yoshito Tomimaru, Tomono Kawase, Shunji Morita, Hiroshi Imamura, Takashi Iwazawa, Kenzo Akagi, Keizo Dono
The case was a 70s-year-old man. In July 2016, he was admitted to our hospital with a complaint of epigastralgia. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed type 3 advanced gastric cancer in the vestibule, directly infiltrating the pancreas and the left lobe of the liver to form an abscess, and swelling of the aortic lymph node and multiple liver metastases were observed. The cancer was diagnosed as cT4b(liver/pancreas), N2M1(H1P0CYX), cStage IV and diagnosed it as a chemotherapy policy. We initiated SOX plus trastuzumab therapy from August 2016...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394777/-postoperative-bile-leakage-following-liver-resection-due-to-stenosis-of-a-choledochojejunostomy-anastomosis-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy-a-case-report
#17
Yoshihito Nakayama, Nobukazu Watanabe, Harue Akasaka
We report a rare case of intractable bile leakage after liver resection due to stenosis of the anastomosis of a choledochojejunostomy after pancreaticoduodenectomy. A 65-year-old woman was diagnosed with pancreatic and right breast cancer, and underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy and right mastectomy with simultaneous axillary lymph node dissection. Adjuvant chemotherapy and follow-up were performed in our department. After 18 months, computed tomography revealed a liver metastasis of 2.5 cm in segment 8. Because the primary nest of liver metastasis was unknown and performing a biopsy was difficult due to the location, partial resection of the liver was performed...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394767/-a-case-of-rapidly-advancing-g-csf-producing-pleomorphic-carcinoma-of-the-breast-appearing-as-an-inflammatory-breast-cancer
#18
Ayumi Ogawa, Goushi Oda, Takashi Yasukawa, Yuuichi Kumaki, Noriaki Takiguchi, Keiko Suzuki, Kouichi Mori, Tsuyosi Nakagawa
We report a rare case of pleomorphic carcinoma of the breast, suspected of being a granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF)producing tumor, in a 75-year-old woman. She presented with a red and swollen breast, 3 weeks after undergoing core needle biopsy(CNB). Her leukocyte counts and C-reactive protein(CRP)levels were markedly high. At first, she was suspected to have an abscess and was initiated on a course of antibiotics. However, her condition rapidly deteriorated; therefore, she underwent an emergency mastectomy...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394559/-two-cases-of-laparoscopic-resection-of-colon-cancer-manifested-by-liver-abscess
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Motonari Ohashi, Masahiro Iwama, Shojirokazunori Ikenaga, Makoto Yokoyama
We report 2 cases of laparoscopic surgery for patients who had liver abscess as the initial manifestation of underlying colon cancer. The first case was in an 80-year-old woman who presented to our hospital with a diagnosis ofliver abscess. Percutaneous transhepatic abscess drainage(PTAD)was performed as initial treatment. Subsequent colonoscopy revealed a type 1 tumor in the cecum, and biopsy results ofthe mass indicated adenocarcinoma. The patient underwent laparoscopic right hemicolectomy as curative treatment...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394558/-hepatic-lateral-segmentectomy-for-management-of-liver-and-adrenal-abscess-following-a-laparoscopy-assisted-left-hemicolectomy-a-case-report
#20
Makoto Aoki, Hiroyuki Fukunari, Yosuke Kawai, Akemi Watanabe, Yuya Umebayashi, Toshifumi Saito, Kenji Shitara, Tetsuji Hayashi
A 67-year-old woman underwent laparoscopy-assisted left hemicolectomy for early descending colon cancer(pTis, pN0, cH0, cM0, Stage 0).Her postoperative course was uneventful, without fever and/or tenderness at the anastomotic site.A month following discharge from the hospital, enhanced computed tomography revealed a liver abscess measuring 80mm in diameter at the lateral segment and a left adrenal abscess measuring 30mm in diameter.Although some free air and fluid collection was noted near the anastomotic site, there was no tenderness, and a gastrografin enema did not reveal leakage and/or pooling of the contrast agent near the anastomotic site...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
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