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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156853/the-importance-of-routine-bedside-biliary-ultrasonography-in-the-management-of-patients-admitted-to-the-emergency-department-with-isolated-acute-epigastric-pain
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Vermi Değerli, Tanzer Korkmaz, Hülya Mollamehmetoğlu, Cem Ertan
Background/aim: The aim of our study was to emphasize the importance of routine bedside biliary ultrasonography (USG) for the differential diagnosis of biliary tract disorders in patients admitted with acute isolated epigastric pain. Materials and methods: Adult patients who were admitted to the emergency department with acute isolated epigastric pain were included in the study. Emergency residents (ERs) were asked whether they planned to perform biliary USG during the initial evaluation and following diagnosis/treatment (secondary evaluation) of these patients...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152291/spontaneous-cholecystocolic-fistula-an-uncommon-complication-of-chronic-cholecystitis
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Vishakha Agrawal, Utsav Joshi, Sujan Manandhar
Cholecystocolic fistula, a rare complication of long-standing gallstone disease, is a diagnostic challenge owing to nonspecific clinical presentation and lack of accurate preprocedural diagnostic modalities. In case of incidental discovery of the fistula during the surgical procedure, excision of the fistula with repair of the colonic defect is imperative.
November 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152269/leptospirosis-presenting-as-acute-acalculous-cholecystitis
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Peter Davies, Yuki Aoyagi
Leptospirosis is the commonest zoonotic infection worldwide but is vastly underreported and extremely heterogeneous in its presentation. Acalculous cholecystitis is an under recognized presentation of acute leptospirosis. In the appropriate clinical context, with a clear exposure history, recognition of this association presents a unifying diagnosis and limits unnecessary surgical interventions.
November 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150839/liver-injury-induced-by-clomiphene-citrate-a-case-report-and-literature-reviews
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H-M Zhang, X-H Zhao, Y-F He, L-R Sun
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Clomiphene citrate is used to cause ovulation in females and to increase semen production in males. Clomiphene citrate is well tolerated in most patients and rarely induces liver injury. We report a case of liver injury which is associated with administration of clomiphene citrate in a male patient. CASE SUMMARY: A 31-year-old man who was treated by clomiphene citrate for 5 days was transferred to our emergency room with reddish-brown urine and upper abdominal pain...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146469/percutaneous-transcystic-balloon-dilation-for-common-bile-duct-stone-removal-in-high-surgical-risk-patients-with-acute-cholecystitis-and-co-existing-choledocholithiasis
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Wujie Wang, Changjun Wang, Hongjun Qi, Yongzheng Wang, Yuliang Li
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous procedures to treat common bile duct (CBD) stones typically require access via intrahepatic bile ducts. This study aimed to describe the outcomes of a percutaneous transcystic approach that expelled the CBD stones into the duodenum after percutaneous transcystic balloon dilation of the ampulla (PTCBDA) for high-risk patients who present with acute cholecystitis and CBD stones. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with acute cholecystitis and CBD stones who were deemed too high-risk for surgery or general anesthesia and were treated with PTCBDA and CBD stone removal between March 2010 and November 2015 were included for further analysis...
November 13, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145349/current-status-of-endoscopic-gallbladder-drainage
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Joey Ho Yi Chan, Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh
The gold standard for treatment of acute cholecystitis is laparoscopic cholecystectomy. However, cholecystectomy is often not suitable for surgically unfit patients who are too frail due to various co-morbidities. As such, several less invasive endoscopic treatment modalities have been developed to control sepsis, either as a definitive treatment or as a temporizing modality until the patient is stable enough to undergo cholecystectomy at a later stage. Recent developments in endoscopic ultrasound-guided gallbladder drainage (EUS-GBD) with endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-specific stents having lumen-apposing properties have demonstrated potential as a definitive treatment modality...
November 17, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143222/quantitative-analysis-of-the-level-of-readability-of-online-emergency-radiology-based-patient-education-resources
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David R Hansberry, Michael D'Angelo, Michael D White, Arpan V Prabhu, Mougnyan Cox, Nitin Agarwal, Sandeep Deshmukh
PURPOSE: The vast amount of information found on the internet, combined with its accessibility, makes it a widely utilized resource for Americans to find information pertaining to medical information. The field of radiology is no exception. In this paper, we assess the readability level of websites pertaining specifically to emergency radiology. METHODS: Using Google, 23 terms were searched, and the top 10 results were recorded. Each link was evaluated for its readability level using a set of ten reputable readability scales...
November 15, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143087/factors-associated-with-premalignant-epithelial-changes-in-chronic-calculous-cholecystitis-a-case-control-study
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Muhibullah Bangash, Abdul Rehman Alvi, Noman Shahzad, Amir Hafeez Shariff, Roger Christopher Gill
INTRODUCTION: Gallstones are known to be associated with premalignant changes in the gallbladder epithelium that range from atypical hyperplasia, metaplasia, dysplasia to carcinoma. Recognition of factors associated with these changes in patients with gallstones can potentially be helpful in identifying patients to whom prophylactic cholecystectomy can be offered to reduce the chances of developing carcinoma. OBJECTIVE: To identify factors associated with premalignant epithelial changes including atypical hyperplasia, metaplasia, and dysplasia in gallbladder mucosa in patients with chronic calculus cholecystitis...
November 15, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132521/gallbladder-dysfunction-cholecystitis-choledocholithiasis-cholangitis-and-biliary-dyskinesia
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Thad Wilkins, Edward Agabin, Jason Varghese, Asif Talukder
The prevalence of gallstones is 10% to 15% in adults. Individuals with acute cholecystitis present with right upper quadrant pain, fever, and leukocytosis. Management includes supportive care and cholecystectomy. The prevalence of choledocholithiasis is 10% to 20%, and serious complications include cholangitis and gallstone pancreatitis. The goal of management in individuals with choledocholithiasis consists of clearing common bile duct stones. Acute ascending cholangitis is a life-threatening condition involving acute inflammation and infection of the common bile duct...
December 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132116/the-outcome-of-laparoscopic-subtotal-cholecystectomy-in-difficult-cases-a-case-series
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Caroline Supit, Tommy Supit, Yarman Mazni, Ibrahim Basir
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic subtotal cholecystectomy (LSC) is a widely used technique for managing cholelithiasis with severe cholecystitis. The increasing popularity its utilization is due to the good safety profile and acceptable results. This case series evaluates the short- and long-term results of Indonesian patients who underwent LSC with an objective to determine whether the procedure can be a standard approach for difficult cholecystectomy in our institution. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Thirty-four Indonesian patients (26 men, 8 women) with the mean age of 54...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131399/cholangitis-and-cholangiohepatitis-in-dogs-a-descriptive-study-of-54-cases-based-on-histopathologic-diagnosis-2004-2014
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J L Harrison, B J Turek, D C Brown, C Bradley, J Callahan Clark
BACKGROUND: Cholangitis in dogs appears to be more common than previously thought, but understanding of the disease remains incomplete. OBJECTIVE: To describe a population of dogs with cholangitis or cholangiohepatitis. ANIMALS: Fifty-four client-owned dogs with cholangitis or cholangiohepatitis. METHODS: Medical records of dogs with cholangitis or cholangiohepatitis confirmed by histopathology between January 2004 and December 2014 were identified using a computer-based search and retrospectively reviewed...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131247/comparison-of-cholecystectomy-and-percutaneous-cholecystostomy-in-acute-cholecystitis-results-of-a-retrospective-study
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A La Greca, M Di Grezia, S Magalini, A Di Giorgio, C Lodoli, G Di Flumeri, V Cozza, G Pepe, M Foco, M Bossola, D Gui
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively compare the clinical outcomes of percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) and cholecystectomy in patients with acute cholecystitis admitted to an urban University Hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We studied 646 patients with acute cholecystitis. Ninety patients had placement of a PC at their index hospitalization, and 556 underwent cholecystectomy. Of the 90 patients with PC, 13 underwent subsequent elective cholecystectomy. RESULTS: Overall, in-hospital mortality and postoperative complications were significantly higher in patients who received PC than in those who underwent cholecystectomy...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128102/emergent-cholecystectomy-is-superior-to-percutaneous-cholecystostomy-tube-placement-in-critically-ill-patients-with-emergent-calculous-cholecystitis
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Bradley R Hall, Priscila R Armijo, Crystal Krause, Tyler Burnett, Dmitry Oleynikov
BACKGROUND: The role of percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) is undefined in patients with multiple comorbidities presenting with emergent calculous cholecystitis (CC). This study compared outcomes between PC, laparoscopic (LC), and open cholecystectomy (OC). METHODS: The Vizient UHC database was queried for high-risk patients with CC who underwent PC, LC, OC, or laparoscopic converted to open cholecystectomy (CONV). Demographics, outcomes, mortality, length of stay (LOS), and direct cost were compared between the groups...
November 3, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124860/safety-of-single-incision-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-for-acute-cholecystitis
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Geon Young Byun, Sung Ryul Lee, Bum Hwan Koo
BACKGROUND: Single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) is a common procedure performed worldwide. In this study, we evaluated the safety and efficacy of SILC for acute cholecystitis. METHODS: Patients who underwent SILC between September 2012 and December 2016 were retrospectively enrolled and divided into acute and chronic groups. Demographic, operative and outcome data were obtained by reviewing medical records, physical examination and telephone follow-up...
November 9, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124119/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-gallbladder-drainage-for-acute-cholecystitis-with-a-silicone-covered-nitinol-short-bilaterally-flared-stent-a-case-series
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Raffaele Manta, Claudio Zulli, Angelo Zullo, Edoardo Forti, Alberto Tringali, Lorenzo Dioscoridi, Francesco Zito, Helga Bertani, Rita Conigliaro, Massimiliano Mutignani
Background and study aim: Gallbladder drainage in patients with cholecystitis who are unsuitable for surgery may be performed by endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided placement of specifically designed fully covered metal stents. We describe the first case series of patients treated with a silicone-covered nitinol stent with bilateral anchor flanges. Patients and methods: Data from consecutive patients with acute cholecystitis who were deemed unsuitable candidates for surgery were collected...
November 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120887/study-of-the-disparity-of-noninvasive-and-invasive-blood-pressure-measured-by-the-philips-intellivue-mp50-monitor-in-surgeries-inducing-gall-cardiac-reflex-under-general-anesthesia
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Xianghu Meng, Guanghui Zang, Rui Li, Longchang Fan, Jihong Liu, Zengjun Wang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to comprehensively compare noninvasive and invasive blood pressure (BP) measured by the Philips Intellivue MP50 monitor in surgeries that may induce gall cardiac reflex under general anesthesia. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Seventy-eight patients undergoing cholecyst or bile duct operations under general anesthesia were enrolled in our study. Both invasive (intraradial, femoral, or dorsalis pedis artery) and noninvasive (oscillometric) BP were monitored by the Philips Intellivue MP50 monitor simultaneously...
November 8, 2017: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117662/acute-gallbladder-torsion-with-gangrene-and-cholelithiasis-%C3%A2-a-rare-condition
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Leon Kunišek, Miodrag Gudelj, Marko Zelić, Dorian Kršul, Juraj Kunišek
We report a case of a 75-year-old female with acute torsion of the gallbladder with gangrene and cholelithiasis. On admission, the patient underwent physical examination, laboratory blood analysis, abdominal ultrasound and plain abdominal x-ray. Due to the signs of acute abdomen and poor general condition of the patient, urgent surgical procedure was indicated. Intraoperatively, the gallbladder was found to be greatly enlarged, gangrenous and greatly distended with 360° clockwise torsion around its mesentery...
December 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116391/role-of-percutaneous-cholecystostomy-for-acute-acalculous-cholecystitis-clinical-outcomes-of-271-patients
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Seung Yeon Noh, Dong Il Gwon, Gi-Young Ko, Hyun-Ki Yoon, Kyu-Bo Sung
OBJECTIVES: To examine the outcomes of percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) in patients with acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC). METHODS: The study population comprised 271 patients (mean age, 72 years; range, 22-97 years, male, n=169) with AAC treated with PC with or without subsequent cholecystectomy. Clinical data from total 271 patients were analysed, and outcomes were assessed according to whether the catheter was removed or remained indwelling. Patient survival and recurrence rates were calculated...
November 7, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115653/bridge-treatment-for-early-cholecystectomy-in-geriatric-patients-with-acute-cholecystitis-percutaneous-cholecystostomy
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Sezgin Zeren, Zülfü Bayhan, Cengiz Koçak, Uğur Kesici, Mehmet Korkmaz, Mehmet Fatih Ekici, Mustafa Cem Algın, Faik Yaylak
BACKGROUND: The main cause of acute cholecystitis (AC) is gallstones, and the incidence of gallstones in elderly patients is high. METHODS: In this study, we aimed to investigate the efficacy of percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) before early cholecystectomy in geriatric patients with AC. This retrospective study included 85 patients undergoing laparoscopic or conventional cholecystectomy during early stage of calculous AC. RESULTS: All patients were over 65 years old and were divided into two groups: Group I, PC plus early cholecystectomy and Group II, only cholecystectomy without PC...
November 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115651/computed-tomography-findings-of-primary-epiploic-appendagitis-as-an-easily-misdiagnosed-entity-case-series-and-review-of-literature
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Rabia Ergelen, Ruslan Asadov, Burcu Özdemir, Derya Tureli, Baha Tolga Demirbaş, Davut Tuney
BACKGROUND: Primer epiploic appendagitis (PEA) is an uncommon condition. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records and computed tomography (CT) findings of 45 patients with PEA. RESULTS: On the basis of physical examination and pain localization, presumptive clinical diagnosis was acute appendicitis (n=13), acute cholecystitis (n=2), acute diverticulitis (n=19), renal colic (n=7) and ovarian pathology (n=4). CONCLUSION: Although it has no characteristic clinical and laboratory features, CT is the best modality for accurate diagnosis of PEA...
November 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
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