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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632763/efficacy-of-ibuprofen-on-prevention-of-high-altitude-headache-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Juan Xiong, Hui Lu, Rong Wang, Zhengping Jia
OBJECTIVE: Ibuprofen is used to prevent high altitude headache (HAH) but its efficacy remains controversial. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized, placebo-controlled trials (RCTs) of ibuprofen for the prevention of HAH. METHODS: Studies reporting efficacy of ibuprofen for prevention of HAH were identified by searching electronic databases (until December 2016). The primary outcome was the difference in incidence of HAH between ibuprofen and placebo groups...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604382/surgical-treatment-of-gastric-stromal-tumors-laparoscopic-versus-open-approach
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Monica Ortenzi, Roberto Ghiselli, Luca Cardinali, Mario Guerrieri
AIM: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are quite rare tumors, but yet they are the most common mesenchymal lesions of gastrointestinal tract. Their outmost frequent origin site is stomach and presently surgical resection is the mainstay in the treatment of gastric non metastatic GIST. Their peculiar characteristic of growth and poor metastatic tendency make this tumors particularly prone to be managed by minimally invasive technique. Presenting our experience we want show the feasibility and safeness of laparoscopic approach for gastric GIST and its benefits versus traditional open surgery and pointing out short term and long terms outcomes...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598064/emphysematous-gastritis-with-air-in-portal-venous-system
#3
Omesh Goyal, Ajesh Bansal, Prerna Goyal
Emphysematous gastritis is a rare but severe form of phlegmonous gastritis caused by gastric mucosal disruption and infection of stomach wall by gas-forming bacteria. Ingestion of corrosive substances is the most common predisposing factor, followed by alcohol abuse, abdominal surgery, diabetes and immunosuppression. Patients usually present with abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and/or gastro-intestinal hemorrhage. Characteristic radiological findings include presence of gas in the gastric wall...
May 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584844/castleman-disease-presenting-as-an-abdominal-mass
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Farnaz Shariati, Elizabeth Verter, Wendy Chang, Li Huang, Virendra Joshi
Unicentric Castleman disease is a rare condition of lymphoid hyperplasia, of which only 15% of cases occur in the abdomen. We report a 66-year-old man who presented with complaints of abdominal pain. Computed tomography scans revealed nephrolithiasis and a homogeneous calcified mass between the pancreas and stomach and several para-pancreatic nodes. Direct visualization during exploratory laparotomy revealed a mass on the lesser curvature of the stomach. Pyloromyotomy and mass resection were performed. Biopsy showed reactive lymphoid hyperplasia consistent with the hyaline vascular variant of Castleman disease...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576682/bile-reflux-of-the-remnant-stomach-following-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-an-etiology-of-chronic-abdominal-pain-treated-with-remnant-gastrectomy
#5
Erika La Vella, Zach Hovorka, Donald E Yarbrough, Elizabeth McQuitty
BACKGROUND: Bile reflux gastritis of the remnant stomach following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) causing chronic abdominal pain has not been reported. We report a series of symptomatic patients with remnant gastritis treated effectively with remnant gastrectomy (RG). OBJECTIVE: The objective was to report our experience with bile reflux remnant gastritis after RYGB and our outcomes following RG. SETTING: Community teaching hospital. METHODS: All patients undergoing RG were retrospectively reviewed for presenting symptoms, diagnostic workup, pathology, complications, and symptom resolution...
April 15, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574462/a-study-of-11-%C3%A2-h-tetrodotoxin-absorption-distribution-metabolism-and-excretion-adme-in-adult-sprague-dawley-rats
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Bihong Hong, Hui Chen, Jiacai Han, Quanling Xie, Jianlin He, Kaikai Bai, Yanming Dong, Ruizao Yi
Tetrodotoxin (TTX) is a powerful sodium channel blocker that in low doses can safely relieve severe pain. Studying the absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion (ADME) of TTX is challenging given the extremely low lethal dose. We conducted radiolabeled ADME studies in Sprague-Dawley rats. After a single dose of 6 μg/(16 μCi/kg) 11-[³H]TTX, pharmacokinetics of plasma total radioactivity were similar in male and female rats. Maximum radioactivity (5.56 ng Eq./mL) was reached in 10 min. [³H]TTX was below detection in plasma after 24 h...
June 2, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573055/gastric-schwannoma-a-tumor-must-be-included-in-differential-diagnoses-of-gastric-submucosal-tumors
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Bao-Guang Hu, Feng-Jie Wu, Jun Zhu, Xiao-Mei Li, Yu-Ming Li, Yan Feng, He-Sheng Li
Gastric schwannoma (GS) is a rare neoplasm of the stomach. It accounts for 0.2% of all gastric tumors and is mostly benign, slow-growing, and asymptomatic. Due to its rarity, GS is not widely recognized by clinicians, and the precise differential diagnosis between GS and other gastric submucosal tumors remains difficult preoperatively. The present study reports a case of GS misdiagnosed as gastrointestinal stromal tumor and reviews the clinical, imaging, and pathological features, treatment, and follow-up of 221 patients with GS previously reported in the English literature...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571727/efficacy-of-mentha-pulegium-extract-in-the-treatment-of-functional-dyspepsia-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Ahmad Khonche, Hasan Fallah Huseini, Hamed Abdi, Reza Mohtashami, Farzaneh Nabati, Saeed Kianbakht
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL EVIDENCE: Mentha pulegium L. leaves are used in the Iranian traditional medicine for the treatment of functional dyspepsia. AIM OF STUDY: To study the efficacy and safety of M. pulegium in the treatment of functional dyspepsia patients fulfilling the Rome III criteria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The efficacy and safety of a standardized Mentha pulegium leaf extract (drug extract ratio: 15.9:1, extraction solvent: 70% v/v aqueous ethanol) (330mg three times daily taken for 2 months) as add-on to one famotidine 40mg tablet per day in the treatment of 50 functional dyspepsia patients were compared with those of a parallel placebo group (n =50)...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571154/fraternal-twin-tumours-of-the-oesophagus-and-stomach-presenting-in-the-advanced-stage-a-rare-case-with-a-fatal-end
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Saraswathy Sreeram, Chaithra Gowthuvalli Venkataramana, Jyoti Ramanath Kini, Ranjitha Rao, Nirupama Murali
Synchronous primary tumours of the aerodigestive tract presenting with different histologies is a very rare event. A case with such an association is presented here. A 50-year-old lady presented with symptoms of abdominal obstruction like abdominal pain, distention and vomiting since one month. Her radiological imaging and biopsies revealed a primary oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma and primary gastric adenocarcinoma. Western medical literature has shown the occurrence of multiple synchronous cancers; however, cases from India have seldom been reported...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570882/ileo-ileal-intussusception-of-a-sutured-enterotomy-site-6days-after-laparotomy-due-to-fetobezoar-a-case-report
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Moran Slavin, Patricia Malinger, Yaron Rudnicki, Roye Inbar, Shmuel Avital
INTRODUCTION: Postoperative small bowel obstruction due to intussusception is a rare entity but can lead to severe morbidity and even mortality. We present a case of this rare complication produced by an unusual cause. CASE REPORT: A 22year old male, who is a fruitarian, presented to the E.R on day 6 after laparotomy due to obstructing fetobezors that were removed via gastrotomy and enterotomy. In his readmission, he had severe, diffuse abdominal pain, distended abdomen and diffuse peritonitis...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550389/clinical-effectiveness-and-safety-of-leflunomide-in-inflammatory-arthritis-a-report-from-the-rapport-database-with-supporting-patient-survey
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Morgan Schultz, Stephanie O Keeling, Steven J Katz, Walter P Maksymowych, Dean T Eurich, Jill J Hall
Leflunomide is indicated for the treatment of adults with rheumatoid arthritis, yet is underutilized. Given the cost of biologic therapy, understanding real-life effectiveness, safety, and sustainability of leflunomide, particularly in patients who have failed methotrexate, would be of value. The primary objective was to assess the proportion of patients achieving clinically meaningful benefit following an adequate trial of leflunomide. A retrospective analysis of a cohort supplemented with patient self-reported data using a standardized questionnaire...
May 27, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543421/foreign-relations
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Alejandro De La Hoz, Eduardo Díaz, Max Moses Feinstein
In a large Colombian teaching hospital, a fifty-five-year-old woman complaining of stomach pain is examined by a foreign-exchange medical student from the United States. Speaking in Spanish, the student elicits a medical history that suggests a possible recurrence of gallstones, but nothing further. Upon discussing the patient's case in private with the attending physician, the student is shocked to learn that the patient is suffering from terminal, metastatic gastric cancer but is unaware of her diagnosis...
May 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538604/acute-gastric-volvulus-successfully-treated-by-endoscopic-reduction-in-a-6-year-old-girl-and-a-review-of-the-japanese-literature
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Mitsuhiro Haga, Nobuyuki Sano, Takamichi Kamiyama, Naohiro Dairaku, Mari Ishii, Teruko Nemoto, Hoshiro Suzuki, Hiromi Fujie, Jun Suzuki
A previously healthy 6-year-old girl suddenly developed severe abdominal pain and nausea. She was diagnosed with acute gastric volvulus, and a nasogastric tube was inserted to decompress the stomach. The volvulus did not reduce spontaneously; therefore, we performed endoscopic reduction on day 3 and were able to treat her successfully. We reviewed the Japanese literature on endoscopic reduction for gastric volvulus in children. Fifteen cases have been reported since 1994. There are no reports of perforation during the procedure...
May 23, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536223/cardiac-compression-due-to-gastric-volvulus-an-unusual-cause-of-chest-pain
#14
Alex Brown, David Austin, Venkatesh Kanakala
A 42-year-old man was admitted to coronary care for assessment with severe retrosternal chest pain. Echocardiography showed significant external compression of the left atrium. A subsequent CT scan revealed him to have a large hiatus hernia, with most of his stomach herniating into his thorax causing left atrial compression and gastric volvulus. He subsequently underwent successful emergency decompression of the gastric volvulus and repair of his hiatus hernia.
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536216/a-syrian-man-with-abdominal-pain
#15
Mary Chughtai, Rigo Hoencamp, Maarten Bronkhorst
A 32-year-old man presented with progressive abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting after swallowing a packet of dollar bills, his entire money savings, during his journey to Europe as a refugee. Subsequent imaging confirmed the presence of a foreign body in his stomach, which required surgical intervention to be removed. This is one of many cases that illustrate the hopeless circumstances people in the Middle-Eastern warzone are currently facing.
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534559/-gastric-volvulus-an-infrequent-cause-of-acute-abdominal-pain
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D Ruiz-Clavijo García, A Zuñiga Ripa, L Casanova Ortíz, I García de Eulate Martín-Moro, B González de la Higuera Carnicer, J Urman Fernández
Gastric volvulus (GV) is characterized by the abnormal rotation of a portion of the stomach around a horizontal or vertical axis that can cause obstruction, vascular disorder and even strangulation, and may evolve into necrosis or even perforation. It can be classified according to its aetiology into primary or secondary GV, according to its anatomy into axial organ or into axial mesenteric GV, and according to its presentation into chronic or acute GV. Both types of volvulus require treatment; however, in spite of the classic treatment being open surgery, there is no standard treatment, nor is there consensus on the alternative of choice at present...
April 30, 2017: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529168/opioids-in-gastroenterology-treating-adverse-effects-and-creating-therapeutic-benefits
#17
Michael Camilleri, Anthony Lembo, David A Katzka
The use of opioid medications on both an acute and chronic basis is ubiquitous in the U.S. As opioid receptors densely populate the gastrointestinal tract, symptoms and side effects can be expected in these patients. In the esophagus, dysmotility may result manifesting with dysphagia and a syndrome indistinguishable from primary achalasia. In the stomach, a marked delay in gastric emptying may ensue with postprandial nausea and early satiety. Postoperatively, particularly with abdominal surgery, opioid induced ileus may ensue...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522785/infeasibility-of-endoscopic-transmural-drainage-due-to-pancreatic-pseudocyst-wall-calcifications-case-report
#18
Andrzej Krajewski, Gustaw Lech, Marcin Makiewicz, Andrzej Kluciński, Monika Wojtasik, Sławomir Kozieł, Maciej Słodkowski
Postinflammatory pancreatic pseudocysts are one of the most common complications of acute pancreatitis. In most cases, pseudocysts self-absorb in the course of treatment of pancreatitis. In some patients, pancreatic pseudocysts are symptomatic and cause pain, problems with gastrointestinal transit, and other complications. In such cases, drainage or resection should be performed. Among the invasive methods, mini invasive procedures like endoscopic transmural drainage through the wall of the stomach or duodenum play an important role...
February 28, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513766/intervening-factors-for-the-initiation-of-treatment-of-patients-with-stomach-and-colorectal-cancer
#19
Thaína Dalla Valle, Ruth Natalia Teresa Turrini, Vanessa de Brito Poveda
Objective: to identify the time between symptoms, the request for care and the beginning of treatment in patients with stomach and colorectal cancer as well as the factors that interfere in these processes. Method: correlational descriptive study, including 101 patients diagnosed with stomach or colorectal cancer, treated in a hospital specialized in oncology. Results: the 101 patients investigated there was predominance of males, mean age of 61...
May 15, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513526/cecal-carcinoid-tumor-in-a-nigerian-man-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#20
O A Obateru, J A Taiwo, S Oladejo, D A Awelimobor, O O Fadaunsi, A B Olokoba
Carcinoid tumors are rare neuroendocrine tumors that have been reported in a wide range of organs but most commonly involve the gastrointestinal tract (stomach, ileum, appendix, and colon), and rarely ovary and thymus. We present a case of a 56-year-old Nigerian man with a cecal carcinoid tumor that was surgically removed. A 56-year-old Nigerian man, presented to our hospital with a year history of right-sided lower abdominal fullness, audible bowel sounds, occasional diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and epigastric pain...
May 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
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