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Angela Romano, Davide D'Amore, Giuseppe Esposito, Marianna Petrillo, Modestino Pezzella, Francesco Maria Romano, Giuseppe Izzo, Angelo Cosenza, Francesco Torelli, Antonio Volpicelli, Natale Di Martino
INTRODUCTION: Giant hiatal hernia is characterized by the presence of more than 1/3 of the stomach in the chest, through the diaphragmatic hiatus, with or without other intra-abdominal organs. It is a rare pathology, representing the 5-10% of all hiatal hernias. The advent of laparoscopic surgery led to new surgical techniques, which include the simple reduction with the excision of the hernial sac and the execution of a posterior hiatoplasty, with or without mesh, and the execution of a Collis-Nissen gatroplasty in case of short esophagus...
May 7, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Laure Brigitte Kouitcheu Mabeku, Michelle Larissa Noundjeu Ngamga, Hubert Leundji
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori is a Gram negative bacterium that colonizes the stomach of approximately two-thirds of the human population and it is involved in the pathogenesis of gastroduodenal diseases. This study sought to determine potential risk factors associated with seroprevalence of H. pylori among dyspepsia patients in Cameroon for a better management of the disease. METHODS: The study was carried out from August to December 2014 at Laquintinie Hospital and District Hospital of Bonassama in Douala metropolis...
June 15, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
Meredith L Leary, Virginia Sinnott-Stutzman
OBJECTIVES: To describe 2 cases of gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) in cats. To describe 2 unique clinical settings in which the disease occurs in cats, and to highlight the differences between GDV in cats and dogs. CASE SERIES SUMMARY: Two neutered female Persian cats were presented for evaluation of respiratory distress. Initial physical examination revealed tachypnea, dyspnea, and a markedly distended and painful abdomen in both cats. Radiographs revealed a gas-dilated stomach and gastrointestinal (GI) tract in both cats but were only diagnostic for GDV in 1 case...
June 15, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Daniel S Grosser, He Huang
Secondary involvement of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract by renal cell carcinoma is rare. We undertook a retrospective review of our institution's pathology records from January 2006 to July 2017 and identified eight cases of GI tract involvement by renal cell carcinoma. Sites of involvement included stomach, duodenum, jejunum, ileum, and cecum. Pertinent clinical information was obtained from electronic medical records. The interval from primary resection to identification of GI involvement was often prolonged, averaging 6 years, and mimicked primary GI tract malignancies, with presentations including GI bleeding, abdominal pain, and obstruction...
July 2018: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
Hai-Tao Wang, Zhi-Hai Yu, Can Tu, Bin Lu
RATIONALE: Isolated dissection of the celiac artery (IDCA) is one of isolated visceral artery dissection, which can occur alone, and can also be complicated with superior mesenteric artery dissection and splenic artery pseudoaneurysm. This disease is very rare in clinic. The exact pathogenesis of IDCA remains unknown. At present, no consensus has yet been reached on the best treatment strategy for this rare disease. In the present study, the clinical data of one IDCA patient diagnosed and treated in our hospital was retrospectively analyzed, and related literatures were reviewed, in order to improve the understanding of the disease...
June 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Abdul Rehman, Abdul Majeed Maliyakkal, Vamanjore A Naushad, Hisham Allam, Ahmed M Suliman
A Bochdalek hernia is a congenital diaphragmatic hernia that results from a failure of closure of the pleuroperitoneal folds during embryologic development. While it is most often diagnosed in neonates and infants, Bochdalek hernias can rarely present in adulthood for the first time. We describe the case of a 42-year-old lady who presented with sudden onset of severe abdominal pain following a Zumba dance session. Her chest radiograph showed an elevated left hemi-diaphragm with visualization of a gastric bubble in the thorax...
April 5, 2018: Curēus
J R Son, Y Liu, Q N Ma, B Z Ju, K F Sun, J D Wu, L D Zhang, G L Yang
In the Huang di nei jing ( Huangdi ' s Internal Classic ), jin ye (fluid and humor) is described in two senses, broad and narrow, though not so strictly.Sometimes, jin ye is explained ambiguously as "sweat" and "urine" , as in the phrase "the bladder, being a house of jin ye " , here " jin ye " refers to the urine. In the Qi jue lun pian of Su wen ( Chapter on Qi - Syncope of Plain Questions ) , the " bao " in the sentence "heat of bao moved to bladder" refersto the uterus...
September 28, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Shi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Medical History
Mayank Mangal, Sundaramurthi Sudharsanan, T P Elamurugan, Sadasivan Jagdish
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a neoplasm of mature B-cells of unknown etiology. There is a site-specific increased incidence of second malignancy in patients with CLL. Leukemia and cancer can thus occur in the same patient either simultaneously or sequentially. We present a case of gastric adenocarcinoma in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. A 47-year old female presented with a history of abdominal pain for one year, along with nausea and vomiting for two months. On examination, she was pale and had generalized lymphadenopathy...
April 2, 2018: Curēus
Ali Aghdassi, Agnes Christoph, Frank Dombrowski, Paula Döring, Christoph Barth, Jan Christoph, Markus M Lerch, Peter Simon
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are rare malignancies but the most common mesenchymal tumors of the digestive tract. Recent advances in diagnostic imaging and an increasing incidence will confront us more frequently with stromal tumors. This single center study aimed to characterize GIST patients in terms of tumor location, clinical presentation, metastasis formation, as well as associated secondary malignancies. METHODS: In a retrospective study, 104 patients with a histologically confirmed diagnosis of GIST, collected between 1993 and 2011, were characterized for several clinical features...
June 5, 2018: Digestive Diseases
Annadurai Senthilkumar, Noushad Karuvantevida, Luca Rastrelli, Shyam S Kurup, Abdul J Cheruth
Moringa is a sole genus of Moringaceae family with 13 species distributed in the tropical and sub-tropical regions. Among them, Moringa peregrina is one of the species which has wide range of traditional, nutritional, industrial, and medicinal values. The plant parts are used in folk medicine for many human health care purposes including diabetes, wound healing, disinfectant, fever, constipation, muscle pains, slimness, burns, labor pain, hypertension, malaria, stomach disorder, asthma, skin problems, and to expel a retained placenta...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Shinji Kishi, Hiroyuki Monma, Hiroshige Hori, Shoichi Kinugasa, Masayo Fujimoto, Takeshi Nakamura
BACKGROUND Giant cell tumor of soft tissue (GCT-ST) is a rare disease generally generated from superficial tissue. We report an extremely rare case of giant cell tumor of soft tissue arising from retroperitoneal tissue. CASE REPORT A 78-year-old man visited our medical center with the chief complaint of fatigue and weight loss for 1 month. He had a hard and immobilized mass without pain in the left upper quadrant. Contrast-enhanced CT showed a huge tumor (22×20×16 cm) in the retroperitoneal space, and it invaded into the stomach, colon, pancreas, spleen, and left kidney...
June 5, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
Jadina Santos Vieira, Jéssica Aline Toreti, Ravena Carolina de Carvalho, João Eduardo de Araújo, Marcelo Lourenço Silva, Josie Resende Torres Silva
The present study evaluates whether the injection of serotonin, acetylcholine, glutamate, bradykinin, histamine or substance P into the Zusanli (Stomach 36, ST 36) acupoint can also produce the acupuncture-induced antinociceptive effect on inflammatory or neuropathic pain. In this in vivo experimental study a total of 450 male Swiss mice were used. Mice were injected with saline or complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) or subjected to sham or chronic constriction injury (CCI) surgery. After the establishment of the inflammatory (4 hours) or the neuropathic pain (3 days) the animals (n=6) received manual acupuncture (MA), sham acupuncture (OUT) or injection of saline, serotonin, acetylcholine, glutamate, bradykinin, histamine or substance P into the ST 36 and were evaluated for up to 24 hours...
May 31, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
Soichi Ito, Yuma Tsuchitani, Yuro Kim, Souhei Hashimoto, Yuichi Miura, Takuji Uemura, Kazunori Katsura, Takayuki Abe, Koichiro Sato, Hirotaka Kato
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. The small intestine is the second-most frequent location where GISTs occur after the stomach. Attention should be paid to small intestinal GISTs because they infrequently present with acute abdomen, which necessitates emergency surgery. This report describes a patient with a small intestinal GIST developing a giant intratumoral abscess, in whom emergency surgery was performed...
May 29, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Beatrice Barda, Shaali M Ame, Said M Ali, Marco Albonico, Maxim Puchkov, Jörg Huwyler, Jan Hattendorf, Jennifer Keiser
BACKGROUND: The recommended anthelmintics show low efficacy in a single-dose regimen against Trichuris trichiura. Moxidectin, a new treatment for river blindness, might complement the drug armamentarium for the treatment and control of soil-transmitted helminthiasis. However, its efficacy against T trichiura has not yet been studied. The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy of moxidectin alone and in co-administrations against T trichiura infection. METHODS: A randomised, single-blind, non-inferiority trial was done in two primary schools and one secondary school in Pemba, Tanzania...
May 29, 2018: Lancet Infectious Diseases
Behnam Sanei, Amirhosein Kefayat, Melika Samadi, Parvin Goli, Mohammad Hossein Sanei, Mahsa Khodadustan
Schwannomas origin from Schwann cells sheath and generally are benign, slow-growing, and asymptomatic neoplasms which frequently appear in the head and neck. Although gastrointestinal schwannoma is really rare, the most affected organ in GI system is the stomach. Gastric schwannoma forms 0.2% of all gastric tumors. This neoplasm is always detected as a submucosal mass, the same as other gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Although these tumors have almost the same presentations, they are completely different at therapeutic options and prognoses...
2018: Case Reports in Medicine
Amirali Kiyani, Manraj Khosla, Veronika Anufreichik, Keng-Yu Chuang
Gastric volvulus is a rare condition defined as an abnormal rotation of the stomach by more than 180 degrees. Gastric volvulus could present atypically with simply nausea and vomiting. A high index of suspicion is required for prompt diagnosis and treatment, especially when a patient presents with subacute intermittent gastric volvulus. Here, we present the case of a 56-year-old female with lung cancer status post left lower lobectomy undergoing chemotherapy who presented with intermittent nausea and upper abdominal pain for a few weeks...
August 2017: Clinical practice and cases in emergency medicine
Ibrahim Babangida Abubakar, Ibrahim Malami, Yakubu Yahaya, Sahabi Sule Manga
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Alpinia officinarum Hance is a perennial plant that has been traditionally used for many decades to treat several ailments including inflammation, pain, stomach-ache, cold, amongst others. Pharmacological studies over the years have demonstrated remarkable bioactivities that could be further explored for development of new therapeutic agents against various ailments. AIM OF THE STUDY: The paper critically reviewed the ethno-medicinal uses, pharmacology, and phytochemistry of A...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Alessandro di Luca, Eleonora Ricci, Vincenzo M Grassi, Vincenzo Arena, Antonio Oliva
An 18-year-old female patient arrived at the emergency department complaining of abdominal pain and fullness after a heavy meal. Physical examination revealed she was filthy and cover in feces, and she experienced severe abdominal distension. She died in ED and a diagnostic autopsy examination was requested. At external examination, the pathologist observed a significant dilation of the anal sphincter and suspected sexual assault, thus alerting the Judicial Authority who assigned the case to our department for a forensic autopsy...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Forensic Sciences
Shahrazad Akbar, Lujayn Akbar, Nuralhuda Akbar, Ali Nawras
One of the most commonly encountered medical problems affecting all age groups in health care is abdominal pain. There are many surgical and medical causes behind this symptom; however, a rare cause of abdominal pain and other unspecific abdominal complaints are gastric bezoars. Gastric bezoars are defined as the accumulation of undigested or partially digested foreign materials in the stomach. They are typically found incidentally during upper endoscopy. Patients may present with abnormal behavior or eating disorders such as pica...
January 2018: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
Deborah Dillon McDonald, Sarah Coughlin, Candy Jin
Older adults who take analgesics for chronic pain are at increased risk for adverse drug events (ADEs). The purpose of this descriptive pilot survey was to examine how older adults self-identify analgesic ADEs, and actions they take in response to analgesic ADEs. Twenty-two community dwelling older adults with chronic pain who reported an analgesic ADE associated with their chronic pain management were interviewed and asked to describe their analgesic related ADE. Written responses were content analyzed. Nineteen opioids were reported by 15, 11 NSAIDs were reported by 8, and acetaminophen was reported by 2 older adults as associated with an ADE...
May 17, 2018: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
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