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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321078/helicobacter-cinaedi-bacteremia-mimicking-a-flare-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Ruriko Nishida, Nobuyuki Shimono, Noriko Miyake, Yong Chong, Shinji Shimoda, Hiroshi Tsukamoto, Koichi Akashi
A 40-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) presented with high-grade fever and severe thrombocytopenia. Acalculous cholecystitis and thrombocytopenia were initially suspected to be complicated with SLE and vasculitis. Contrary to our expectation, however, the patient was finally diagnosed with Helicobacter cinaedi bacteremia. SLE patients show various symptoms, especially when their condition is complicated with vasculitis, which mimics H. cinaedi bacteremia. It is therefore difficult to provide a definite diagnosis...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317042/impact-of-scheduled-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-in-patients-with-acute-cholecystitis-following-percutaneous-transhepatic-gallbladder-drainage
#2
Bo-Hyun Jung, Jeong-Ik Park
BACKGROUNDS/AIMS: Frequently encountered in practice, the first-line treatment for acute cholecystitis is early or urgent cholecystectomy, with laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) being the preferred method. Percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage (PTGBD) is considered as a safe alternative therapeutic option for resolving acute cholecystitis in surgically high-risk patients. We evaluated the surgical outcomes of acute cholecystitis, focusing on the differences between emergent LC without PTGBD, and scheduled LC following PTGBD...
February 2017: Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317041/importance-of-critical-view-of-safety-in-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-survey-of-120-serial-patients-with-no-incidence-of-complications
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Bulent Kaya, Mehmet Mahir Fersahoglu, Fatih Kilic, Ender Onur, Kemal Memisoglu
BACKGROUNDS/AIMS: To determine the importance of critical view of safety techniques in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS: A total of 120 patients were included in the study, between January 2015 to March 2016. Hydrodissection was performed for cases presenting with severe adhesions or cholecystitis. A critical view of safety was performed for all patients undergoing the procedure for isolation of cystic duct and cystic artery with cystic plate dissection. Demographic characteristics of the patients, as well as intraoperative and postoperative minor or major complications were recorded...
February 2017: Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316318/synchronous-open-heart-surgery-and-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-an-observational-case-study-with-28-patients
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Mustafa Bilge Erdogan, Mehmet Kaplan, Hakki Kazaz, Bulent Salman
Acute cholecystitis (AC) may be a severe problem and may increase the mortality rate and hospital stay in patients who undergo open heart surgery (OHS), due to its aggressive course; therefore, AC should be treated as soon as possible. We aimed to present data on our synchronous cardiac and laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) operations performed for AC complicating patients with cardiac disease and who were waiting to undergo OHS. Between January 2008 and September 2014, we performed 2773 OHSs in Medical Park Gaziantep Hospital...
March 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316140/descriptive-review-of-acute-cholecystitis-japan-taiwan-collaborative-epidemiological-study
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Masamichi Yokoe, Tadahiro Takada, Tsann-Long Hwang, Itaru Endo, Kohei Akazawa, Fumihiko Miura, Toshihiko Mayumi, Rintaro Mori, Miin-Fu Chen, Yi-Yin Jan, Chen-Guo Ker, Hsiu-Po Wang, Takao Itoi, Harumi Gomi, Seiki Kiriyama, Hiroki Yamaue, Masaru Miyazaki, Masakazu Yamamoto
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Since the publication of the Tokyo Guidelines (TG13) for the management of acute cholecystitis (AC), multidirectional studies have been published. However epidemiological research about AC with big data was not projected. The aim of this study was to reveal the actual clinical conditions of AC. METHOD: The study was designed as an international multicenter retrospective study of AC in Japan and Taiwan from 2011 to 2013. The factors investigated comprised data related to demographic, history, physical examinations, laboratory and imaging findings...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293411/a-strange-manifestation-of-malaria-in-a-native-nigerian-boy
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Paola Magro, Ilaria Izzo, Barbara Saccani, Salvatore Casari, Silvio Caligaris, Lina Rachele Tomasoni, Alberto Matteelli, Annamaria Lombardi, Antonella Meini, Francesco Castelli
The protective role of Sickle Cell Trait (SCT) in malaria endemic areas has been proved, and prevalence of HbS gene in malaria endemic areas is high. Splenic infarction is a well-known complication of SCT, while the association with malaria is considered rare. A Nigerian boy was admitted to our ward after returning from his country of origin, for P. falciparum malaria. He underwent abdominal ultrasound for upper right abdominal pain, showing cholecystitis and multiple splenic lesions suggestive of abscesses...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293265/iridoid-glycosides-fraction-isolated-from-veronica-ciliata-fisch-protects-against-acetaminophen-induced-liver-injury-in-mice
#7
Shancai Tan, Qiuxia Lu, Yueyue Shu, Yiran Sun, Fang Chen, Lin Tang
Veronica ciliata Fisch. has traditionally been used in Tibetan medicine for the treatment of hepatitis, cholecystitis, rheumatism, and urticaria. We analyzed the chemical composition of the iridoid glycosides fraction (IGF) isolated from V. ciliata and evaluated the antioxidant and hepatoprotective properties. The IGF was separated by high-speed countercurrent chromatography (HSCCC) and the main compounds were identified by ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled to a photodiode array. We determined the in vitro antioxidant ability of the IGF through radical scavenging assays and assessed the in vivo hepatoprotective potential in an acetaminophen- (APAP-) induced acute liver injury murine model...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289668/the-efficacy-of-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-without-discontinuation-in-patients-on-antithrombotic-therapy
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Jong Hyuk Yun, Hae Il Jung, Hyoung Uk Lee, Moo-Jun Baek, Sang Ho Bae
PURPOSE: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the world today. However, there is no consensus regarding whether LC can be performed in patients with acute cholecystitis while on antithrombotic therapy. The objective of our study was to describe postoperative outcomes of patients who underwent emergent LC without interruption to antithrombotic therapy. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of patients who underwent LC for acute cholecystitis while on antithrombotic therapy from 2010 to 2015 at Soonchunhyang Universtiy Cheonan Hospital...
March 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285962/the-erk-mapk-pathway-is-overexpressed-and-activated-in-gallbladder-cancer
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Kurt Buchegger, Ramón Silva, Jaime López, Carmen Ili, Juan Carlos Araya, Pamela Leal, Priscilla Brebi, Ismael Riquelme, Juan Carlos Roa
Gallbladder cancer (GBC) is a highly fatal disease with poor prognosis and few therapeutic alternatives. Molecular profiling has revealed that the deregulation in the ERK/MAPK signaling pathway plays a crucial role in many disease and malignancies, including GBC. The aim of this study was to measure the expression of ERK1/2 and p-ERK1/2 in a population with high GBC-related mortality, such as the Chilean population, and characterize the protein expression of this ERK/MAPK pathway in seven GBC cell lines. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) for ERK1/2 and p-ERK1/2 was performed in 123 GBC tissues and 37 chronic cholecystitis (CC) tissues...
February 24, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273606/an-impressive-choledochal-cyst-and-its-surgical-resection
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Nhu Thao Nguyen Galván, Kayla Kumm, Dor Yoeli, Ellen Witte, Michael Kueht, Ronald Timothy Cotton, Abbas Rana, Christine A O'Mahony, John A Goss
INTRODUCTION: Choledochal cysts are rare congenital dilations of the biliary tree that can present with non-specific symptoms such as abdominal pain, jaundice, cholelithiasis and pancreatitis. Although most commonly identified in children, they can be found in the adult population. However, because of the non-specific symptoms, this diagnosis may be difficult to make in the adult. A physician therefore must keep this diagnosis within their differential, as it may arise in an unexpected patient population who may present with a convoluted work up...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266993/early-versus-delayed-cholecystectomy-for-acute-cholecystitis-comments-on-the-acdc-study
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Francesco Guerra, Luca Moraldi, Lucia Barni, Stefano Amore Bonapasta
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April 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265235/safety-and-efficacy-of-doxorubicin-eluting-superabsorbent-polymer-microspheres-for-the-treatment-of-liver-metastases-from-neuroendocrine-tumours-preliminary-results
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Lawrence Bonne, Chris Verslype, Annouschka Laenen, Sandra Cornelissen, Christophe M Deroose, Hans Prenen, Vincent Vandecaveye, Eric Van Cutsem, Geert Maleux
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to retrospectively evaluate the symptom control, tumour response, and complication rate in patients with liver-predominant metastatic neuroendocrine tumours treated with transarterial chemoembolization using doxorubicin-eluting superabsorbent polymer (SAP) microspheres. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with neuroendocrine liver metastases who underwent hepatic transarterial chemoembolization using doxorubicin-eluting SAP-microspheres (50-100 μm Hepasphere/Quadrasphere Microsphere® particles, Merit Medical, South Jordan, Utah, USA) were included in this study...
March 1, 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262629/-results-of-cholecystectomies-2003-2010-in-a-small-hospital-in-iceland
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Marta Ros Berndsen, Fritz Hendrik Berndsen
AIM: Cholecystectomy is a common procedure in general surgery. The aim of this study was to retrospectivly assess the results of cholecystectomies performed in Akranes Hospital (AH), a small hospital in Iceland. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective study included all patients that underwent a cholecystectomy in AH from 1 January 2003 to 31 December 2010. Patient records were reviewed from AH, as well as from Landspitali University Hospital and Domus Medica. RESULTS: 378 operations were performed...
2017: Læknablađiđ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261768/percutaneous-cholecystostomy-a-curative-treatment-modality-forelderly-and-high-asa-score-acute-cholecystitis-patients
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Hüseyin Kerem Tolan, Aslıhan Semiz Oysu, Fatih Başak, İbrahim Atak, Mustafa Özbağrıaçık, Adnan Özpek, Mert Kaskal, Fikret Ezberci, Gürhan Baş
BACKGROUND: Acute cholecystitis (AC) is a common emergency seen by general surgeons. Optimal treatment is laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC); however, in cases where surgery cannot be performed due to high risk of morbidity and mortality, such as in elderly patients with comorbid diseases, other treatment modalities may be used. Percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) is one alternative method to treat AC. PC can be used to provide drainage of the gall bladder and control infection. Subsequently, interval cholecystectomy can be performed when there are better conditions...
January 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259594/eus-guided-gallbladder-drainage-in-patients-with-acute-cholecystitis-and-high-surgical-risk-using-an-electrocautery-enhanced-lumen-apposing-metal-stent-device
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Markus Dollhopf, Alberto Larghi, Uwe Will, Mihai Rimbaş, Andrea Anderloni, Andres Sanchez-Yague, Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh, Rastislav Kunda
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: In high-risk surgical patients, the treatment of choice of acute cholecystitis is percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage (PTGBD). Recently, a novel endoscopic device containing a lumen-apposing metal stent with an electrocautery (ECE-LAMS) on the tip has been developed. METHODS: High-risk surgical patients with acute cholecystitis who underwent EUS-guided gallbladder drainage (EUS-GBD) with the novel device were retrospectively retrieved from 7 tertiary-care referral centers...
March 1, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255633/impact-of-comorbidities-on-the-postoperative-outcomes-of-acute-cholecystitis-following-early-cholecystectomy
#16
Ryusuke Saito, Tomoyuki Abe, Keiji Hanada, Tomoyuki Minami, Nobuaki Fujikuni, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Hironobu Amano, Hideki Ohdan, Toshio Noriyuki, Masahiro Nakahara
PURPOSES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of comorbidities on the surgical outcomes of early cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis. METHODS: Data were retrospectively collected for patients with acute cholecystitis who underwent early cholecystectomy. Patients were separated into three groups based on the cholecystitis severity grade, and the surgical outcomes of early cholecystectomy were analyzed. Patients with mild and moderate cholecystitis were subdivided into a comorbidity group (n = 10) and a non-comorbidity group (n = 83)...
March 2, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251270/delayed-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-for-acute-calculous-cholecystitis-is-it-time-for-a-change
#17
Jonathan B Yuval, Ido Mizrahi, Haggi Mazeh, Daniel J Weiss, Gidon Almogy, Miklosh Bala, Eran Kuchuk, Baha Siam, Natalia Simanovsky, Ahmed Eid, Alon J Pikarsky
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to evaluate the advantages and limitations of delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in a tertiary center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all patients admitted to our institution with acute calculous cholecystitis (ACC) between January 2003 and December of 2012 was performed. Data collected included patient demographics and comorbidities, presenting symptoms, laboratory findings, imaging results, length of stay (LOS), time to surgery, and surgical complications...
March 1, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251014/primary-pure-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-gallbladder-locally-invading-the-liver-duodenum-and-stomach-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Aldrin C Alpuerto, Maximo E Mora, R Jonathan Robitsek, Sebastian D Schubl
Primary pure squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the gallbladder is an exceptionally rare type of tumor that comprises only 1% of all gallbladder cancer. SCC of the gallbladder portends a worse prognosis than the more common adenocarcinoma variant because of its aggressive invasion to local structures and because it is often diagnosed at an advanced stage. Owing to its rarity, diagnosis and management can be challenging. Herein, we present the case of a 75-year-old female complaining of abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246879/comparison-of-the-adverse-event-profile-of-therasphere-%C3%A2-with-sir-spheres-%C3%A2-for-the-treatment-of-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-systematic-review
#19
Joseph Ralph Kallini, Ahmed Gabr, Kristian Thorlund, Chakrapani Balijepalli, Dieter Ayres, Steve Kanters, Shanil Ebrahim, Edward Mills, Robert J Lewandowski, Riad Salem
To compare the safety profiles of TheraSphere(®) (glass) and SIR-Spheres(®) (resin) Y90 microspheres for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma. A systematic review was conducted using the databases MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane Trials Register to identify all relevant studies. Baseline characteristics and adverse events of all grades related to gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, and respiratory systems were collected along with commonly reported outcomes related to post-embolization syndrome. For all outcomes, data from each study were tabulated for each intervention...
February 28, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243979/delayed-presentation-of-acute-cholecystitis-comparative-outcomes-of-same-admission-versus-delayed-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
#20
Jarrod K H Tan, Joel C I Goh, Janice W L Lim, Iyer G Shridhar, Krishnakumar Madhavan, Alfred W C Kow
INTRODUCTION: Studies have shown that same-admission laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SALC) is superior to delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy (DLC) for acute cholecystitis (AC). However, no studies have compared both modalities in patients with delayed presentation. The aim of the study was to compare outcomes between SALC and DLC in AC patients with more than 7-day symptom duration. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 83 AC patients who underwent LC after presenting with >7 days of symptoms from June 2010 to June 2015 was performed...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
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