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Diarrhea hospital review

Monique J T Crobach, Jonathan J Vernon, Vivian G Loo, Ling Yuan Kong, Séverine Péchiné, Mark H Wilcox, Ed J Kuijper
Clostridium difficile is the main causative agent of antibiotic-associated and health care-associated infective diarrhea. Recently, there has been growing interest in alternative sources of C. difficile other than patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and the hospital environment. Notably, the role of C. difficile -colonized patients as a possible source of transmission has received attention. In this review, we present a comprehensive overview of the current understanding of C. difficile colonization...
April 2018: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
Marzieh Tavakol, Seyed Alireza Mahdaviani, Mir Reza Ghaemi, Mohammad Vaezi, Atosa Dorudinia, Hamidreza Jamaati, Ali Akbar Velayati
Good's syndrome, the adult onset hypogammaglobulinemia associated with thymoma has been explained about six decades ago. It generally presents with recurrent infections and several paraneoplastic syndromes including myasthenia gravis, pure red cell aplasia, connective tissue disorders, superior vena cava, Horner's syndrome, lichen planus and inflammatory bowel disease. Lack of B cell, dysfunction of T cell, CD4+ T cell lymphopenia, reversed CD4/CD8+ T cell ratio, autoantibodies against Th17 related cytokines have been respected as the pathogenesis of the immune dysregulation this syndrome...
February 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Hailan Zhang, Yuzuo Bai, Weilin Wang
Background: In children less than 3 years of age, there is little experience in the nonoperative management of appendiceal phlegmon or abscess (APA), especially in APA with an appendicolith. The purposes of this study were to evaluate the effects of an appendicolith and the success rate of nonoperative management for APA in these young children. Methods: Children younger than 3 years of age with APA who underwent attempted initial nonoperative treatment between January 2008 and December 2016 were reviewed...
2018: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
Hope E Arnold, Katherine J Baxter, Heather L Short, Curtis Travers, Amina Bhatia, Megan M Durham, Mehul V Raval
BACKGROUND: Our goal is to determine short- and long-term outcomes of simple gastroschisis (SG) and complicated gastroschisis (CG) patients including quality of life (QoL) measures, surgical reoperation rates, and residual gastrointestinal symptom burden. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective chart review of patients who underwent surgical repair of gastroschisis between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2012, was performed at a quaternary children's hospital. Parent telephone surveys were conducted to collect information on subsequent operations and current health status as well as to assess QoL using two validated tools...
April 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
Kazuki Hirata, Taku Ogawa, Hiroyuki Fujikura, Yoshihiko Ogawa, Nobuyasu Hirai, Tomoko Nakagawa-Onishi, Kenji Uno, Masahiro Takeyama, Kei Kasahara, Fukumi Nakamura-Uchiyama, Mitsuru Konishi, Keiichi Mikasa
Few studies have analyzed the characteristics of patients who develop physical disorders after overseas travel. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 183 patients who visited Nara Medical University Hospital from 2008 to 2016 because of physical problems after traveling abroad. The main travel destinations were Southeast Asia (n = 100), Africa (n = 27), and South Asia (n = 23). The main reasons for the travel were leisure (n = 96), business (n = 51), and volunteer work (n = 19). The most common final diagnosis was gastrointestinal disease (n = 72), followed by febrile disease (n = 59) and respiratory disease (n = 19)...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
Mathilde J H Girard-Madoux, Mercedes Gomez de Agüero, Stephanie C Ganal-Vonarburg, Catherine Mooser, Gabrielle T Belz, Andrew J Macpherson, Eric Vivier
Biological redundancy ensures robustness in living organisms at several levels, from genes to organs. In this review, we explore the concept of redundancy and robustness through an analysis of the caecal appendix, an organ that is often considered to be a redundant remnant of evolution. However, phylogenic data show that the Appendix was selected during evolution and is unlikely to disappear once it appeared. In humans, it is highly conserved and malformations are extremely rare, suggesting a role for that structure...
March 1, 2018: Seminars in Immunology
Qingjuan Shang, Qiankun Geng, Xuebing Zhang, Hongfang Xu, Chunbao Guo
This study was conducted to assess the clinical advantages of early enteral nutrition (EEN) in pediatric patients who underwent surgery with gastrointestinal (GI) anastomosis.EEN has been associated with clinical benefits in various aspect of surgical intervention, including GI function recovery and postoperative complications reduction. Evaluable data documenting clinical advantages with EEN for pediatric patients after surgery with GI anastomosis are limited.We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 575 pediatric patients undergoing surgical intervention with GI anastomosis...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Fernando Arévalo, Greys Vergara, Susy Ruiz, Joseph Castillo, Fiorella Zurita, Eduardo Monge
INTRODUCTION: Lymphocytic colitis and microscopic enteritis are relatively common causes of chronic diarrhea and it is characterized by an intraepithelial lymphocytic infiltrate. There have been no previous reports of coexistence between these 2 pathologies. OBJECTIVE: To describe histological and clinical characteristic in patients with coexistence of lymphocytic colitis and microscopic enteritis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All cases with simultaneous diagnosis of lymphocytic duodenosis and lymphocytic colitis were reevaluated during lapse time 2010-2016 in hospital Daniel Carrion...
October 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
Ping Han, Lan Yang, Xiao-Wei Huang, Xiu-Qin Zhu, Li Chen, Nan Wang, Zhen Li, De-An Tian, Hua Qin
RATIONALE: Hepaticarterioportal fistula (APF) is a rare cause of portal hypertension and gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and presents as abnormal communication between the hepatic artery and portal vein. Percutaneous liver biopsy is a main iatrogenic cause of AFP. However, non-iatrogenic, abdominal, trauma-related APF is rarely reported. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 29-year-old man presenting with severe, watery diarrhea was transferred to our hospital, and his condition was suspected to be acute gastroenteritis because he ate expired food and suffered a penetrating abdominal stab wound 5 years ago...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jared James, Yasser M Sammour, Andrew R Virata, Terri A Nordin, Igor Dumic
BACKGROUND DRESS is a rare, life threatening syndrome that occurs following exposure to certain medications, most commonly antibiotics and antiepileptics. While sulfonamide antibiotics are frequently implicated as causative agents for DRESS syndrome, furosemide, a nonantibiotic sulfonamide, has not been routinely reported as the causative agent despite its widespread use. CASE REPORT A 63 year old male who started furosemide for lower extremity edema 10 weeks prior presented with diarrhea, fever of 39.4°C, dry cough and maculopapular rash involving >50% of his body...
February 14, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
Na Liu, Catherine Yen, Tao Huang, Pengwei Cui, Jacqueline E Tate, Baoming Jiang, Umesh D Parashar, Zhao-Jun Duan
INTRODUCTION: In China, rotavirus is the leading cause of diarrhea hospitalizations among children aged <5 years. A locally manufactured rotavirus vaccine is available for private market use, but little is known about its coverage. Given the impending availability of newer rotavirus vaccines, we evaluated intussusception rates among children aged <2 years to better understand intussusception epidemiology for future vaccine safety monitoring. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review at 4 hospitals in Chenzhou City of Hunan Province and Kaifeng City of Henan Province...
February 10, 2018: Vaccine
Nan Hu, Qu-Bei Li, Shan-Ye Zou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect and safety of vitamin A supplementation in children with pneumonia through a systematic review. METHODS: Cochrane Library, EMbase, PubMed, China Biology Medicine disc, CNKI, and Wanfang Data were searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on vitamin A as an adjuvant therapy for pneumonia in children. Two reviewers independently screened the studies and evaluated their quality according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria...
February 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
Elizabeth Waibel, Edna Garcia, Melissa Kelly, Ryan Soles, Lee Hilborne
Objectives: To determine non-American Society for Clinical Pathology pathology- and laboratory-related Choosing Wisely recommendations that drive effective test utilization in the laboratory. Methods: Data were collected via a two-part web-based survey distributed to a broad sample of pathologists and laboratory professionals from a variety of institutions. Results: Pathologists' most relevant recommendation: "Do not transfuse more units of blood than absolutely necessary"; highest priority: "Do not transfuse more than the minimum number of RBC units necessary to relieve symptoms of anemia or to return a patient to a safe hemoglobin range (7-8 g/dL in stable, noncardiac inpatients)...
February 7, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
Mohammad Javad Nasiri, Mehdi Goudarzi, Bahareh Hajikhani, Mona Ghazi, Hossein Goudarzi, Ramin Pouriran
Clostridium difficile is the main infectious cause of antibiotic associated diarrhea (AAD). The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of C. difficile AAD in hospitalized patients. We searched MEDLINE (Pubmed), Embase, Web of Science and Cochrane library for subject headings and text words related to C. difficile AAD. Studies that investigated the prevalence or frequency of C. difficile AAD in health care settings were considered eligible. Using a random-effects model, data obtained from the identified studies were combined...
January 31, 2018: Anaerobe
Saki Katayama, Megumi Watanabe, Takayoshi Miyake, Yu Mikane, Ryohei Syoji, Yoshinori Kajiwara, Daisuke Konishi, Motoyasu Tabuchi, Katsuyuki Aoyama, Tomohiro Nogami, Hitoshi Nishikawa, Susumu Shinoura, Kaori Shigemitsu, Yasuyuki Nonaka, Dofu Hayashi
A 25-year-old woman presented to our hospital with left flank pain and diarrhea. Contrast-enhanced abdominal computed tomography(CT)showed a target sign in the descending colon. She was diagnosed with intussusception of the colon. Colonoscopy revealed a tumor at the splenic flexure. We performed surgery and found an invaginated transverse colon at the splenic flexure. Reduction was unsuccessful with Hutchinson's maneuver, and we performed partial resection of the invaginated colon. Histopathological diagnosis was adenocarcinoma, tub1, SM2...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Amar H Kelkar, Kavitha S Jacob, Eman B Yousif, John J Farrell
RATIONALE: Herein, we present a case of seemingly unprovoked portal vein thrombosis (PVT) occurring in the context of an acute cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and prolonged debilitating fatigue. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 46-year-old male airline pilot presented with a 2 week history of abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, watery diarrhea, and daily recurrent fevers. This was in the context of progressive, debilitating fatigue for 3 months forcing the patient to leave his job...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
KeriAnne Brady, Kathryn H Pade
Although most cases of acute gastroenteritis require minimal medical intervention, severe dehydration and hypoglycemia may develop in cases of prolonged vomiting and diarrhea. The mainstay of treatment for mild-to-moderately dehydrated patients with acute gastroenteritis should be oral rehydration solution. Antiemetics allow for improved tolerance of oral rehydration solution, and, when used appropriately, can decrease the need for intravenous fluids and hospitalization. This issue reviews the common etiologies of acute gastroenteritis, discusses more-severe conditions that should be considered in the differential diagnosis, and provides evidence-based recommendations for management of acute gastroenteritis in patients with mild-to-moderate dehydration, severe dehydration, and hypoglycemia...
February 1, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
Hassan Tariq, Muhammad Umar Kamal, Pavithra Reddy, Bharat Bajantri, Masooma Niazi, Ajsza Matela, Cosmina Zeana, Ariyo Ihimoyan, Anil Dev, Sridhar Chilimuri
RATIONALE: Strongyloidiasis hyperinfection and disseminated disease have high mortality rates due to several complications and early detection of Strongyloides infection is therefore prudent. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 37-year-old male patient came with chronic diarrhea, intractable vomiting and was found to have hyponatremia, and anemia on the initial laboratory tests. DIAGNOSES: Further work up revealed syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic secretion to be the cause of the hyponatremia in addition to gastrointestinal loses...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Wei Liu, Weijie Chen, Xiaodong He, Qiang Qu, Tao Hong, Binglu Li
INTRODUCTION: Neuroendocrine carcinoma was a rare kind tumor in gallbladders. So far, there is no consensus of treatment of the gallbladder neuroendocrine carcinoma. CASE PRESENTATION: Three patients, 1 male and 2 females, were admitted in our hospital because of right upper quadrant pain. No one complained fever, jaundice, weight loss, or carcinoid syndrome-related symptoms such as diarrhea, flushing, edema, and wheezing. The MRI detected the broad base of gallbladder tumors...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
David Meier, Matthias Kirsch, Salah Dine Qanadli, Olivier Muller, Daniel Fishman, Catalina Trana
BACKGROUND: Purulent pericarditis is an uncommon entity, which is, in very rare cases, associated to infection of the aorta. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 42-year-old male patient, who was admitted to hospital complaining of tiredness, diarrhea and leg edema. Clinical examination revealed a hypotensive and obviously shocked patient. He was ultimately diagnosed with a rare combination of purulent pericarditis followed by false aneurysm of the ascending aorta...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
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